Abnormal pap smears
The Pap smear will soon be replaced with the use of specific tests for HPV alone on a 5 yearly screening program commencing from age 25 years in asymptomatic women. However, if you already have changes and are being actively managed for it, this new program does not apply.
Should there be abnormalities be detected, then further investigations will be required. This will involve a colposcopy. I perform this in my Rooms. If abnormal changes are confirmed, then treatment may be required. Depending on the severity, they may include:
Close regular follow up is essential for women affected by these changes. I can discuss these with you if you have concerns.