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I had hysterectomy before. Is it necessary to go for colposcopy ?

I RECENTLY WENT FOUR MY ANNUAL GYN EXAM, WHICH SHOWED ATYPICAL CELLS, I HAD A COMPLETE HYSERECTECTOMY 5 YEARS AGO WITH ALL REG. PAPS SINCE THAT TIME. THIS TIME I RECIEVED A CALL TO COME IN TO BE RE-TESTED, WHICH REALLY TURNED INTO BE A MISTAKE, WHAT THEY SCHEDUELD ME FOR IS A COLPOSCOLPY. I AM HAVING NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER, NO DISCHARGE, PAIN. I HAVE NO CERVICE, PERIODS, CRAMPS. I AM 53. WHAT COULD THEY BE DOING AND ARE THEY JUST LOOKING OR DOES IT ALWAYS MEAN A BIOPSY WITH THIS TERM COLPOSCOPY? I AM WAITING FOR MY DR TO CALL BUT I ALWAYS GET MORE TAH A FEW OPINIONS, I HAVE WORKED FOR SEVERAL OB/GYN DURING MY CAREER. THANK YOU
Asked On : Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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welcome to healthcare magic. colposcopy is a visual examination of the cervix,vagina and vulva(if needed). it is done with a colposcope and it does not cause any discomfort to the patient. what was the indication of your hysterectomy. maybe they want to do a coloposcopy of the vaginal vault to rule out any suspicious areas. do not worry. get the procedure done and it will be fine.
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