Abnormal Pap and Colposcopy

Abnormal Pap and Colposcopy

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.

Current as of: April 29, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology