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Doctor insights on: After Effects Of Biopsy And Colposcopy

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What are the health effects of laser hair removal and a colposcopy that resulted in a biopsy?

What are the health effects of laser hair removal and a colposcopy that resulted in a biopsy?

Unrelated.: Follow the results of your colposcopy. Laser hair removal has had nothing to do with the cause or results of colposcopy. The laser energy used for hair removal does not penetrate more than a millimeter or two within the skin, and is not ionizing radiation anyway (it is infrared, causing a thermal--heat--response that destroys the hair follicle). These are totally unrelated. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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How long does bleeding usually last after colposcopy biopsy?

How long does bleeding usually last after colposcopy biopsy?

Brief: Scant bleeding a few days. If excessive, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a colposcopy and and small biopsy done with it?

What are the risks of a colposcopy and and small biopsy done with it?

Minimal: Colposcopy is putting viegar and rthe cervix and looking with a magnifying scope. The biopsy takes a small piece of the cervix. It can bleed a liitle. Rarley anything bad happens. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding usually last after a colposcopy with a biopsy?

How long does bleeding usually last after a colposcopy with a biopsy?

Less than a day: Usually it is very light and less than a day. It helps to rest if you are having more bleeding and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What can go wrong after colposcopy, biopsy, then cauterazation, that would cause so much pain?

What can go wrong after colposcopy, biopsy, then cauterazation, that would cause so much pain?

Need more info: This complaint can be a marker for something serious. Please consult with the physician who did your colonoscopy to get an answer to your question and do it NOW!. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy done with biopsies taken a week ago. I'm still bleeding;; especially heavily in the past two days. Is this normal?

Family practice: Was there bleeding before the bx. What was found. You need to f/u with your dr. Some bleeding is expected but sounds like you have more than you should have. ...Read more

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I had bleeding, pain & a large sac of skin with a small hole at the top fall out about 6 days after a colposcopy & biopsy, what could this be ?

I had bleeding, pain & a large sac of skin with a small hole at the top fall out about 6 days after a colposcopy & biopsy, what could this be ?

Tissue?: Colposcopy is the gold standard diagnostic tool for diagnosing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia following abnormal cytology (abnormal pap). Simple language The GYN uses different solutions and light to examine the all areas of the cervix to check for abnormal tissue. Biopsies of cells are taken. Your sx could be normal s/e of the procedure. Contact the Gyn who performed the procedure to review. ...Read more

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Are most colposcopys and biopsies covered with insurance?. I have blue cross blue shield federal with a $25 co-pay. Can you give an estimated price.

Are most colposcopys and biopsies covered with insurance?. I have blue cross blue shield federal with a $25 co-pay. Can you give an estimated price.

Don't know: You will have to ask your doctor about the estimated cost. This varies from region to region and doctor to doctor. Insurance coverage varies widely and that question would be best answered by your insurance company ( there should be a phone number for questions on your card) or the human resources office at work. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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During a colposcopy, is the number of biopsies taken an indication that there is higher risk of something being wrong? Like 4 samples? I know it vari

Not necessarily: The areas of biopsies are guided by the gross appearance of the colonic mucosa...that is why the colonoscopist has to have a good background on the gross pathology of the colon mucosa or wall. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more