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How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can i return to work full time

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Usually one day: Most people are able to return to work the day after a colonoscopy.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Immediately: A colposcopy is usually done in the office. Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
6 months okay: A follow-up at 6 months is more than sufficient. Get HPV vaccine.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Need results: During colposcopy, abnormal tissue is removed and then sent to lab.. So the results are not immediately available.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Better information: Unless there is a striking problem, doctors prefer to wait a period of time for anesthesia to get out of your system and sometimes a wait for laborato... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doering
Gynecologic Oncology 41 years experience
Up to a week: If a biopsy is taken, it will have to go to the Pathology lab for processing and interpretation by the Pathologist. Depending upon the lab, this could... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: After a colposcopy you can exercise immediately, unless the colposcopy was performed in the context of a connotation of the cervix, in which case you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Always: After your period starts, between when you are done bleeding and before the mid-cycle: it is impossible to miss an early pregnancy during this time.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: Did they do a biopsy? If they only looked and didn't biopsy, sex is fine whenever. If they did a biopsy, we usually tell patients 2 weeks.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Infection: You already have UTI in your list of problems. Perhaps the treatment is not working.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Linanswered
Gynecologic Oncology 14 years experience
At least until...: You get your results. There may be a chemical cautery medication applied to your cervix to help stop bleeding that can get rubbed off and cause new bl... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pap: Why was it done at the age 19? Discuss it with your doctor and if you do not feel convinced then seek a second opinion from another provider.

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