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Abnormal Pap and Colposcopy


Picture of colposcope and cervix

Follow-up for an abnormal Pap test may include a colposcopy. The doctor uses a microscope (colposcope) to look at the cervix. Smooth, pink tissue indicates a normal cervix. Abnormal cells growing on the cervix may be cervical cancer or cell changes that could lead to cervical cancer.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedDecember 28, 2010

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