Colposcopy

Colposcopy is the procedure where the doctor uses a colposcope to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for any abnormality. It is used to diagnose genital warts, cervicitis, precancerous tissue changes in the cervix, vagina, or vulva.

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How is HPV diagnosed?

Query: About a month ago I had a Pap smear that came back abnormal, and was told I have hpv. My dr then did a colposcopy two weeks ago. I got a call today saying that it came back normal. What does this mean? Do I still have hpv? Do I just have low risk hpv? I have never experienced warts.  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. There is a difference between all the tests you underwent. To make it clear for you I will explain one at a time. 1) Pap smear - it's a test used to screen if a women can be harbouring cancerous or precancerous cells over the mouth of the uterus ( i.e. CERVIX) , so basic...  Read Full »

What are the risks of conducting biopsy on a pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and 20 weeks pregnant. I got an abnormal pap result with ASC-H. I had another pap two years ago and it was normal. My doctor wants to do a colposcopy and biopsy. However, I read that it does result in complication when biopsy is performed on a pregnant woman. Can I do bi...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and concern. You have to undergo colposcopy and if necessary biopsy too. It can be done during pregnancy and the only problem may happen is mild bleeding, which can be managed. If the lesion is mild, then it can be followed up. Moderate to ...  Read Full »

Is it mandatory to have LEEP surgery in CIN1?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it necessary to have a LEEP surgery in CIN1?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your results showed cervicitis with metaplasia and suspected CIN1 (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia). In a colposcopy, it should be discussed in detail. It needs treatment soon....  Read Full »

Is it necessary to undergo biopsy for an UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is suffering from urine infection. Doctor advised her to go for a biopsy to find out the cause. My concern is, is it safe to get a biopsy?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. But, biopsy is not recommended for any form urinary tract infection (UTI). Biopsy is a test of a small amount of mass which is usually done when cancer is suspected. For further assistance consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online...  Read Full »

PAP smear test shows metaplastic epithelial cells. Is colposcopy needed?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 39 years old female. For the last three months, I am having a long period cycle for 10 days. The first day is flowing but rest days are spotting. I have done pap smear test as suggested by a gynecologist. The report is showing some metaplastic epithelial cells.I was suggested to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), could not read it completely as important part is missing from the picture. But, there is some chronic infection of the cervix that affected cervical histology and there are some changes in the ce...  Read Full »

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