This six-page illustrated handout helps women prepare for a colposcopy, which is a test done to check the vagina and cervix for abnormal cells. It explains what a colposcopy is, and how and why it is done. It contains guidelines to help the patient prepare, and explains what will happen during the test. The document discusses home care, what the patient can and cannot do after the test, and scheduling a follow up visit. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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