If you get an abnormal Pap smear result, you’re likely to need a colposcopy. This is a simple in-office procedure, very much like having a smear, where your provider inserts a special magnifying device (colposcope) into your vagina. They carry out a closer examination of your cervix and take further tissue samples if needed.
Your provider at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care can also remove or destroy the abnormal cells. LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) involves having a thin wire loop in your vagina that uses a mild electrical current to remove the cells. Cryotherapy uses a special probe to freeze abnormal cells. Both LEEP and cryotherapy are routine in-office procedures.
If necessary, your provider refers you to an oncologist for cancer treatment, but this only happens in a small number of cases. What’s most important is to have your routine Pap smear so any abnormalities come to light at the earliest stage.
To book your Pap smear, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.