Abnormal Pap and Colposcopy

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 Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofJune 30, 2016

Current as of: June 30, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology