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(also known as Colcoscopy)
Colposcopy or colcoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure to examine an illuminated, magnified view of the cervix and the tissues of the vagina and vulva. Many premalignant lesions and malignant lesions in these areas have discernible characteristics which can be detected thorough the examination. It is done using a c... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 88% (632 Members) find Colposcopy helpful

Colposcopy Reviews

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This test is how my vulvar cancer was found very early
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Two colposcopies both with biopsies.
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It was a little painful. My OBGYN talked me throught the entire experience and that made it better.
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Great, just felt like a pap but with a little extra pinching.
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Not sure if this is the procedure that was used on me but I went through a small "heating stage" of trying to rid the abnormal cells and then a "freezing stage" to remove the abnormal cells. I am not familiar with the name of this procedure they did nor did they update me on anything.
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Scheduled to be done.
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Had CIN 111 in 1995 resulting in cone biopsy which was performed by an oncologist to remove abnormal tissue. It was a worrying time but luckily it was caught early enough. My cervical tissue was healthy for many years after that but last year I needed treatment on colposcopy for more abnormal cells which have been removed.
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I need to find out more information to figure out exactly what happened to me.
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Its just a little pinch. I still dont like it but its not as bad as it sounds. I get dressed up for mine and i feel much better
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don't know yet
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  1. Discussion: colposcopy
    Hi, Butterfly. My guess is that your experience of polyp removal will give you a sense of how your colposcopy will go. I have usually found colposcopy... [More]
  2. Discussion: colposcopy
    I need to have a colposcopy. My pap had atypical cells and HPV was positive. Can anyone share their experience. I once had cervical polyps removed ... [More]
  3. Discussion: colposcopy
    Hi, beth. It's normal to worry about medical stuff but abnormal paps are very common. Many times, as you said, it turns out to be nothing. It's also v... [More]
  4. Discussion: colposcopy
    Sorry that this happened! I was also totally terrified of colposcopy, but it doesnt hurt really. The worst part of it feels like a quick stomach cra... [More]
  5. Discussion: colposcopy
    I am a young girl, who recently found out the my pap smear results came back as slightly abnormal. My doctor told me not to worry too much, but she sc... [More]