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

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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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 can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either.

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