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Colposcopy Procedure, Biopsy Results, Side Effects, and Aftercare Topic Guide

Colposcopy Colposcopy: Colposcopy is the direct magnified inspection of the surface of a woman's genital area, including the cervix, vagina, and vulva, using a light source and a binocular microscope, usually taken after an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy is a relatively safe procedure. Major risks include bleeding, infection, and pelvic or abdominal pain.

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acetic acid (vaginal) Acetic Acid (vaginal)

Acetic acid is a natural acidic substance that is normally found in vinegar...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »