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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Abnormal Pap Smears Specialist

Dr. Wittgrove offers cutting-edge techniques to determine the underlying causes of abnormal Pap smears in women from throughout the San Diego, CA, area, including minimally-invasive exams and biopsies to look for signs of cancer and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs.)

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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

My Pap smear result was abnormal; what does that mean?

Many women think an abnormal Pap test result means they have cancer, but in fact, Pap test results can be abnormal for many reasons. One of the most common causes of an abnormal Pap test result is the human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is a family of very common viruses, some of which can cause an increased risk for certain cancers, including cervical and uterine cancers, and some of which can cause genital warts. Most people come in contact with HPV at some point in their lives, and in most cases, the body removes the virus on its own. But sometimes, the virus persists, resulting in abnormal Pap smear results. Other causes include yeast infections, other types of STDs and hormonal fluctuations.

If I have an abnormal Pap test result, what happens next?

You may have the test repeated or you may have additional testing, including a colposcopy exam. Colposcopy is performed in much the same way as a pelvic exam. You'll lie on your back on the exam table with your feet in the “stirrups.” A speculum will be gently inserted into your vagina to widen the vaginal canal, and a solution will be applied to your cervix and vaginal wall to highlight abnormal cells. Then, the colposcope will be used to evaluate the cells. The scope includes a magnifier and light to provide a clear view of the abnormal areas. In some cases, small tissue samples (biopsies) may be taken for examination under a microscope.

What happens if cancerous cells are found?

If cancerous cells are identified, you'll have a comprehensive exam and evaluation to determine the extent of the cancer and to discuss your treatment options. Evaluation methods include diagnostic imaging like ultrasound and CT scans as well as minimally-invasive procedures to see inside your uterus and to evaluate your ovaries.

 

 

Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I was very impressed with Dr. Wittgrove. She is a lovely, caring doctor. I was immediately very comfortable with her. "

    Anonymous
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    "Dr. Wittgrove is the BEST OB/GYN! She doesn't fool around with your health-she listens and uses her expertise to fix what is wrong."

    Anonymous
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Wittgrove's staff was very friendly. I felt very confident in Dr. Wittgrove's care, she gave a very good first impression."

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  • Yelp

    " I think this is the one doctor's office that I don't have hour long delays. I recommend to anyone who needs to see an OB-GYN."

    Shaina M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Brown is the best OBGYN I have been to. I recommend her everyone."

    Michelle M.
  • Yelp

    "I love this Doctor. She is knowledgeable, understanding and respectful."

    Shaina M.
  • RateMDs

    "She has a great personality and is an outstanding OB. She is familiar with natural, unmedicated childbirth."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    "As a healthcare professional myself, I appreciated Dr. Brown's efforts to make my appointment as painless as possible. I look forward to working with her in the future."

    Diana N.
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Brown. She has delivered all three of my children and is scheduled to deliver baby number four...Overall, a very good doctor."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "My overall experience with the doctor and staff is satisfaction!! She is courteous, caring, and attentive!!"

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  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brown's staff is also caring and have great customer service skills. I would recommend her to my friends"

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    ""Had I read that comment prior to my visit I may have missed out on a great physician. I personally would recommend Dr. Brown to anyone who values a great physician."

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  • Vitals

    "I felt comfortable with Dr. Wittgrove immediately; I have now seen her several times and am pleased that she takes my concerns seriously."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Such a pleasant experience. Dr. Wittgrove is so great! I am reassured about my health when in her care."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove was delightful and very informative. She made me feel comfortable to ask all of my questions."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I am very impressed with my experience at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove and her office staff are amazing. I am so glad that I found this office."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove is exceptionally warm with excellent bedside manner. She took her time to really talk to me and my husband during our first OB appointment with her."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I was very happy and comfortable during my time at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove put my mind at ease. Thank you."

    Verified Patient
Location
Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
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619-229-6585