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When does someone need to have a biopsy?

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Your doctor will do the biopsy right after your colposcopy. She’ll use a sharp tool to take a sample of tissue from the abnormal area. It’ll be uncomfortable -- you’ll feel pressure or mild cramps -- but it shouldn’t hurt.

From: What’s a Colposcopy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Colposcopy (Beyond the Basics).”

Cigna.com: “Pap Test: Should I Have Colposcopy if My Pap Test Shows Minor Cell Changes?”

Mayo Clinic: “Colposcopy.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Colposcopy (Beyond the Basics).”

Cigna.com: “Pap Test: Should I Have Colposcopy if My Pap Test Shows Minor Cell Changes?”

Mayo Clinic: “Colposcopy.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

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