What to do if You've had an Abnormal Pap Smear
What does an abnormal pap smear mean?
An abnormal pap smear can mean there are changes to cells in your cervix. These may indicate inflammation or pre-cancerous changes that could develop into cervical cancer if left untreated. Your OBGYN will perform a colposcopy exam to learn more.
What is colposcopy?
Colposcopy is a diagnostic exam in which your doctor applies a vinegar solution to your cervix and uses a magnifying scope to look for areas that may turn white. This “acetowhitening effect” helps your doctor determine if you need a cervical biopsy.
What is a biopsy?
A cervical biopsy is when a tiny piece of tissue from your cervix is removed and then examined with a microscope for changes in the cells. Changes in the cells may indicate a pre-cancerous condition called cervical dysplasia. Most forms of dysplasia are not cancerous and can be treated.
What’s special about DySIS™ Colposcopy?
The DySIS Advanced Cervical Imaging System standardizes and objectively measures the colposcopy procedure. The measurement is shown in a DySISmap Advanced Cervical Scan.
What is the DySISmap?
The DySISmap is a unique, patented, digital scan of the acetowhitening effect (abnormal cervical cells), which is color-coded for ease of reading.
How does the DySISmap help?
The DySISmap highlights any cervical area with extreme acetowhitening. This helps your doctor select areas of your cervix to biopsy.
Clinically proven and recommended.
The DySIS Advanced Cervical Imaging System is in use around the world and is FDA-cleared, ISO-compliant and recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the United Kingdom.
Ask your doctor for your DySISmap™ Report
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