Journal article

Recurrent post-coital bleeding: Should colposcopy still be mandatory?

Jeffrey HJ Tan, Yasmin L Jayasinghe, Margot J Osinski, Julia ML Brotherton, C David H Wrede

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Colposcopy has been recommended for all women with recurrent post-coital bleeding (PCB) even if their cervical cytology or co-test (involving oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing and cytology) are negative. AIMS: To determine the risk of cervical cancer and its precursors among women with recurrent PCB with negative cytology or co-test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of two cohorts of women with PCB referred to a tertiary colposcopy clinic. Cohort (1) (n = 1846) between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2016 (cytology-based screening) and Cohort (2) (n = 215) from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 after introduction of primary HPV screening. RESULTS: In..

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