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Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended: I usually tell patients to not have sex for the week following a cervical biopsy or 2 weeks after a cervical procedure like a leep or conization. The ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
2 weeks: You should wait at least two weeks so the area heals completely. May may want to ask your GYN for guidance on this as well.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A day or two: A biopsy alone does not interfere with your ability to have sex.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Not a problem.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Shouldn't matter: Typically having intercourse the night before being scheduled for a cervical biopsy should not matter and will not affect the results of the biopsy.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Or worse..:: Since it is an open wound you are prone to any kind of infection in that area. Some would say no sex for six weeks until the area is fully healed.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Don't do it: Probably you were instructed not to have sex this soon? SO #1 don't do it again, until cleared. Probably nothing will happen to you, but infection and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding & infection: Please let the cervix heal before engaging in sex by checking with your gyn md for an exam post leep procedure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Depends on results: The asccp has guidelines available on line. If the biopsy was a high-grade lesion (cin2 or 3), then you would need a bigger biopsy. Usually, at least ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wall
36 years experience Family Medicine
Wait 1 week: We normally recommend women refrain from the use of tampons and from intercourse for 1 week following a cervical biopsy. Infection and bleeding are p ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Yes but you may have a bit off bleeding afterward.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your doc should: Have already told u that before you left the offcie after you had the colposcopy, i tell my pts wait for 2 days after the discharge stop, I use a new ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: No reason you couldn't unless doc told you.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Best to have it checked by your gyn. Bleeding after intercourse may be a sign of gyn cancer.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If he gave it to you before and still carries the virus.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Probably/probably no: Most obstetricians would probably not like for you to have too many csections . Healing that may change the texture and strength of the uterus. Becaus ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cervical Cancer?: It is very rare that a physician can see that the cervix is cancerous during the pelvic exam. The skin that is collected with the pap smear is what is ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginal : Vaginal bleeding after sex is often caused by the friction of the penis rubbing against the cervix, so the bleeding is not surprising following your b ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Likely: Surgical abortion requires dilation or stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching can leave br ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Having a pap smear should never be painful in a healthy person. Not having sexual intercourse for awhile may make the test uncomfortable for some peop ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: The cervical biopsy results will not be compromised if there is also yeast present.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Post surgery: I have to say that should be something that should have been discussed with the Dr performing the biopsy. I would discuss this with that Dr or the Dr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
No worries: You'll need a pap in a year. Those findings are very normal and not concerning.

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