UNAIDED VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE CERVIX

(Lifted from the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Unaided Visual Inspection of the Cervix

“Clinical Downstaging”

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Saloney Nazeer

WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction

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Normal cervix, acetic acid pool visible at 6 o’clock.No medical intervention required.
Call for re-screening according to established policy.
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Postmenopausal cervixNo medical intervention required.

Call for re-screening, if 35 years or above, according to established policy.

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Ectopy (erythroplasia): normal physiological change seen during pregnancy and puerperiumNo medical intervention required.

Call for re-screening, if 35 years or above, according to established policy.

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Abnormal cervixTake swab for culture and send to laboratory (if facilities available).

Refer the patient to the Primary Health Clinic.

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CervicitisTake swab for culture and send to laboratory (if facilities available).

Refer the patient to the Primary Health Clinic.

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Nabothian follicles (chronic cervicitis)Take swab for culture and send to laboratory (if facilities available).

Refer the patient to the Primary Health Clinic.

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Cervical polyp (benign)No medical intervention required.

Call for re-screening, if 35 years or above, according to established policy.

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