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Colposcopy

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Date: 2002-03-20

Question:
What are the possible resulting effect of a colposcopy being done during pregnancy? Gestational weeks 25 now but it is scheduled to be done during the 34-36 week. I can't seem to find any information about this procedure being done during pregnancy.

Answer:
The following information should not replace the assessment and advice you have been receiving from your physician (cancer specialist, obstetrician, or any other healthcare provider). It is offered for your information only

Colposcopy is just looking with a magnifying glass or microscope at the cervix. If there are suspicous areas biopsies are needed. This implies creating a small wound in the cervix by removing a small sample of tissue. The biopsy may cause some bleeding but otherwise is quite safe. Discuss it with your physician. If you need colposcopy you should do it.

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