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After a cervical biopsy over a week ago i had sex when the bleeding stopped. It started again and has continued for 6 days. Help cramps, abdominal fever and consistant bleeding. Is this normal?

After a cervical biopsy over a week ago i had sex when the bleeding stopped. It started again and has continued for 6 days. Help cramps, abdominal fever and consistant bleeding. Is this normal?

Vaginal : Vaginal bleeding after sex is often caused by the friction of the penis rubbing against the cervix, so the bleeding is not surprising following your biopsy. However, the cramping and fever are much more concerning symptoms - especially lasting for almost a week. I'm concerned that you could have an infection. You should call your ob/gyne (or the doctor who performed the biopsy) right away. They may want to examine you to determine the cause of your symptoms so that you can have the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy?

Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy?

Not recommended: I usually tell patients to not have sex for the week following a cervical biopsy or 2 weeks after a cervical procedure like a leep or conization. There is a greater chance of infection and the area may start bleeding more heavily. ...Read more

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How soon after a cervical biopsy can I have sex?

How soon after a cervical biopsy can I have sex?

2 weeks: You should wait at least two weeks so the area heals completely. May may want to ask your GYN for guidance on this as well. ...Read more

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Can you have sex the night before a cervical biopsy?

Shouldn't matter: Typically having intercourse the night before being scheduled for a cervical biopsy should not matter and will not affect the results of the biopsy. ...Read more

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If you have a cervical biopsy done can you have sex the same day? And if not how long should you wait?

If you have a cervical biopsy done can you have sex the same day? And if not how long should you wait?

Yes, but: You may have sex the same day, but it is likely to result in bleeding. It would be a good idea to give yourself a week, or at least 3-4 days for the wound at the biopsy site to heal and get covered with epithelium. ...Read more

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I want to have sex but i just had a cervical biopsy is this bad? What will happen if I do have sex within a couple of days after this procedure?

I want to have sex but i just had a cervical biopsy is this bad? What will happen if I do have sex within a couple of days after this procedure?

Wait 1 week: We normally recommend women refrain from the use of tampons and from intercourse for 1 week following a cervical biopsy. Infection and bleeding are potential complications if these instructions aren't followed. ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy last week..its been a week today and i had intercourse. any risks I a should be aware of?

No special risks: If it has been a week since your cervical biopsy there are no special risks of sexual intercourse other than a slight risk of some post-coital spotting or bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy 3 days ago. Can I have intercourse or masturbate? Or do I wait longer?

I had a cervical biopsy 3 days ago.  Can I have intercourse or masturbate?  Or do I wait longer?

You may bleed: Biopsy site is like a wound , like any wound have to give rest to the area to heal completely , need few more days to heal . Speak to your doctor most likely in your discharge instructions will have limitations on activities including sex ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy 3 days ago. My doctor said to wait a couple of days before having intercourse. How long should I be waiting?

Instructions: It is a wise policy to follow your physician's instructions and if you still have further concerns, contact him/her again. ...Read more

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My doctor has said to wait one week after my cervical biopsy to engage in sexual intercourse. But what if i don't wait the full week?

My doctor has said to wait one week after my cervical biopsy to engage in sexual intercourse. But what if i don't wait the full week?

Healing: Your doctor wanted to give your cervix a chance to heal from the procedure before exposing it to further trauma. The cervix needs to re-grow its protective covering. Depending on the extent of the biopsy, not allowing it to recover could expose you to bleeding, pain, and possible infection. ...Read more

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Can I have anal sex instead of vaginal sex after a cervical biopsy?

Sex question: Of course, yes. Why would you think otherwise? The only recommendations for sex after a cervical biopsy would have come from your doctor, who i would bet gave you some guidelines to follow. ...Read more

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Can anal sex effect the healing process after a cervical biopsy?

Can anal sex effect the healing process after a cervical biopsy?

No, if anal only: If you have anal sex and also vaginal sex together, you could transfer bacteria from the rectal area into the vagina. This could cause the biopsy site to become infected. Unprotected anal sex is considered high risk sex. If it is only anal sex, it should not affect the healing process of a cervical biopsy. ...Read more

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I had sex 4 days after a cervical biopsy and now am bleeding again , what to do if there's an infection?

See your MD: We usually ask patents to abstain from sex after a biopsy as the biopsy site is "raw' and can easily re-bleed if disturbed. Your md can sometimes stop the bleeding by placing a temporary "patch" using silver nitrate or monsel's solution- so give him/her a call. ...Read more

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I have had 4 kids vaginally I've had a cervical biopsy a year ago. Sex used to be comfortable but now its sometimes painful and uncomfortable why?!

Dyspareunia: Painful sex (dyspareunia) is a fairly common complaint. Unfortunately, without a thorough history and physical exam including vaginal and possibly further work up, it's impossible to say what's causing it. 4 vaginal deliveries if uncomplicated should not be the cause. Cervical biopsy - why? What was the cause? How did it turn out? ...Read more

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I had sex 1 week after simple cervical biopsy & had very slight (just a streak on tp) bleeding the next morning, no pain whatsoever. Normal?

Yes: There may be black, brown, yellow or bloody discharge after cervical biopsy. Intercourse may bring it out but it's not unexpected ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy four days ago, I am still bleeding but is it safe to have sex now or should I keep waiting?

Better to wait: The wound on your cervix is still raw and will bleed more with the trauma from sex. It would be better to wait for a week after bleeding stops. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more