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Should you have sex after having a colposcopy test biopsy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Only if you want to: It's up to you. Probably worth waiting a day or two until you are in the mood.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
3 weeks: I usually recommend 3 weeks to my patients. It is not because it will be painful but to avoid disturbing the healing so there will be no unnecessary b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Pocedure restriction: Wait until the site heals. Don't risk infection or bleeding.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
HPV: Abstinence or new boyfriend might be worth consideration.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not adversely: This will not be a problem at all. The procedure is often life-saving.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Usually not: The biopsy itself does not diagnose any STIs except HPVs and abnormal cellular changes associated with HPV. Many doctors would routinely test for othe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Infection: A vaginal discharge that is "fish like" often is gardnerella. This is a bacteria that although is not a sexually transmitted disease it is sexually ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Valenti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Very likely, yes: The stains and medicines used during colposcopy cab result in a dark brown discharge. This would not effect other forms of intimacy.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rudolph Castellani
32 years experience
Confusing word: 'spindle cell' is used by pathologist to signify shape of cells - tapering at both ends. They usually refer to connective tissue cells. 'spindle' sh... Read More