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Colposcopy and management of abnormal pap smears

Colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (the neck of the womb) and vagina. A colposcopy is commonly performed when a pap smear has returned an abnormal result or when there is abnormal bleeding.

Although it sounds confronting, a colposcopy is performed in a respectful and non-threatening atmosphere.

If required, treatment of the cervix can be performed under either general or local anaesthetic. This decision will depend on individual patient’s preference.


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The easing of restrictions all around Australia due to low COVID-19 infection rates is encouraging, but it is still important that we take precautions to prevent transmission. Face-to-face appointments are available, but we will also continue to offer telehealth services with a Medicare rebate under the COVID-19 temporary MBS telehealth services.

We are currently updating our communication procedures. We encourage you to email us at drtweenlow@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.