Abnormal Pap tests
The Pap test is an important part of our well-woman exams because it’s the best way to detect changes in the cervix that could indicate cervical cancer. For the majority of women, the Pap test comes back normal. Even when the test does indicate a problem, often the cause is inflammation of the cervix or a vaginal infection, but you still need timely follow-up care.
Experienced, specialized care
Our board-certified gynecology doctor, Francisco Garcini, MD, provides experienced, specialized care for abnormal Pap test evaluation and follow-up. He will talk with you about your results and perform any further procedures you may need, including:
- Colposcopy – This test is performed with a microscope fitted with a bright light and allows the cervix to be examined under magnification. A biopsy may also be taken during this procedure.
- LEEP – The loop electrosurgical excision procedure is a quick, effective and usually painless way to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix for evaluation.
Both tests are performed in the privacy and comfort of the office. Dr. Garcini will answer all your questions about any test or treatment you may need and take extra care to ensure your comfort.
Remember to get your pelvic exam yearly and your Pap test every year, or every two years, depending on your health status, age and lifestyle. If the test shows a problem, Dr. Garcini will be here to help you, with the advanced, personal care you can rely on.
If it’s time for your annual well-woman exam or if you want a second opinion regarding your Pap test results, schedule an appointment with us today.
Our abnormal Pap patients come to us from Orland Park, New Lenox, Frankfort, Homer Glen and Joliet, IL, the Southwest suburbs and Chicagoland in Will County and Cook County, IL. Call Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions at 815.463.3000 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment with us.