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Colposcopy & LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)

Colposcopy: A colposcopy is a way to get a close-up view of the cervix. It is done with a colposcope - like binoculars on a stand. Colposcopy is usually done after an abnormal Pap test or positive HPV test. It may also be done if there is an area on your cervix, vulva, or vagina that does not look normal. Depending on what the provider sees, they may take a biopsy. A biopsy takes tissue from your body so it can be sent to a lab for testing.

LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure): A LEEP is a treatment for abnormal cells on the cervix. Areas that are not normal are removed and sent to a lab for testing. It is a safe and effective way to treat abnormal cells on the cervix. If not treated, over time they could lead to cervical cancer.

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