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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
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Usually one day: Most people are able to return to work the day after a colonoscopy.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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 44 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 53 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 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 30 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 30 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Linanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 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 11 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.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deirdre Habermehl
37 years experience
Possibly: Many times an ASCUS is simply due to an infection or inflammation. It is important to see if the HPV or Human Papilloma Virus, result is positive or n... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Small: General anesthesia is a known risk factor for miscarriage, but chances are small. Whether you had a previous miscarriage is unlikely to affect your l... Read More