Genital warts are often diagnosed by their appearance. Sometimes a biopsy may be necessary.
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For women, it is important to have regular pelvic exams and Pap smears, which can help detect vaginal and cervical changes caused by genital warts or early signs of cervical cancer.
During a Pap smear (Pap test), the doctor uses a device called a speculum to hold the vagina open and view the passage between the vagina and the uterus (cervix). Then you will use a long-handled tool to obtain a small sample of cells from the cervix. The cells are examined under a microscope for abnormalities.