NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Abnormal Pap Specialist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical is a respected gynecologic practice in the New York City area, helping women understand the underlying causes of their abnormal periods so they can receive the most appropriate and most effective treatment for relief of their symptoms.

Abnormal Pap Q & A

If I have an abnormal Pap test result, does that mean I have cancer?

No, most abnormal results are not due to cancer, but are caused by other issues, including hormonal fluctuations and infections. The most common cause of an abnormal Pap test result is HPV infection. HPV stands for human papillomavirus, a very common family of viruses that wind up infecting most sexually-active people at some point. In most cases, HPV clears up on its own, but in some cases, it can cause warts and increase the risks for certain cancers.

What happens if my Pap test results are abnormal?

If you have an abnormal Pap test result, you may have a second Pap test to confirm the abnormal results, or you may undergo a diagnostic exam called colposcopy, which uses a magnifying instrument and a special solution to highlight and examine abnormal areas in the cervix. In some cases, a biopsy may be performed to obtain a very small sample of tissue that can be examined under a microscope. Once the results of the biopsy are known, additional testing or treatment may be prescribed.

What is a colposcopy procedure like?

Colposcopy is performed in much the same way as your regular pelvic exam. Once you're on the exam table, a speculum will be used to gently widen your vagina and a solution will be applied to the walls of your cervix and vagina to help highlight any abnormal tissue. The colposcope will be positioned at the vaginal opening and a light and magnifier will be used to look closely for areas that might need additional evaluation. If a biopsy is needed, it will be performed at the same time. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes to perform right in the office.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

    Melissa W.
  • Yelp

    "If you want someone who fully understands the intricacies of your condition and will answer all of your questions, Dr. Hudson is great."

    Kara H.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

    Ann T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

    Stacey F.
  • Yelp

    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

    Johanna P.
  • Yelp

    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

    Missy J.
  • Yelp

    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

    Elizabeth M.
  • Yelp

    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

    Stacey F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

    Verified Patient
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