Abnormal PAP Tests | Columbus GA
If your PAP test results were abnormal, Dr. Rees may perform a procedure called a “colposcopy”. This is a type of imaging that enables your OBGYN to closely examine the tissue in the cervix, vagina and vulva. During a colposcopy, a special, small lighted instrument called a colposcope returns images on a computer screen, where they can be magnified and examined. If Dr. Rees sees any suspicious areas, she can take small sample of tissue during the procedure and send it to a lab for testing. This is called a “biopsy”.
At OBGYN Specialists of Columbus we use the innovative new Welch Allyn Videopath Colposcope to perform your Colposcopy. This state-of-the-art technology offers high-resolution imaging and magnification up to 30X, that takes accurate measurements for superior diagnostics and precise treatment. You will be able to see the images on the screen, so you and Dr. Rees can discuss your condition, and decide the best next steps or treatment options.
We understand that receiving abnormal PAPA test results, and undergoing a colposcopy, can make you nervous or anxious. But with her years of experience, and the most advanced colposcopy technology, Dr. Rees is here to put you at ease. Remember a positive PAP test just means that there are abnormal or unusual cells on your cervix, and doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer. In fact, in most cases an abnormal test result means there have been cell changes caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). And, most times, treatments for abnormal cells can be performed right in our office, using local anesthetic, without the need for surgery. One such common procedure is called LEEP.
At OBGYN Specialists of Columbus we believe in empowering women to take control of their health, so they can live their best life at every age. If you are due for an annual PAP test, or if you have received positive or abnormal PAP test results, schedule an appointment with Dr.Rees who is one of Columbus GA’s top OBGYNs: 706.324.0471