Hi, I've just had my 2nd colposcopy examination, and the doctor took a smear and a picture. Should I be worried? On my first examination this wasn't done and he said all was fine, but also it didn't sting. This time it did. He didn't explain why he took a picture of my cervix and when he asked me if I had any q's after, I went blank and said no! I know he is going to call with results but he didn't say how long it would take either. I would be grateful if you could explain a little more for me as to why he did this as it's making me worried Thank you
Some doctors take pictures at colposcopy to document their findings for two reasons, the first is legal, the second is so that the appearance of the cervix can be compared to future findings. Also, different doctors use different preparations on the cervix some use acetic acid (vinegar) which tends to sting quite abit.
Results generally take about 1-2 weeks depending upon the laboratory that is doing the evaluation. If you haven't heard in that amount of time, I would encourage you to call!
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.