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Doctor insights on: Cervical Biopsy Side Effects

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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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What is a cervical biopsy?

What is a cervical biopsy?

Biopsy: A biopsy of the cervix requires that a small portion of the uterine cervix is sampled, usually with the help of an instrument called a colposcope. The biopsy is then sent to a pathologists who will look at the tissue through the microscope and report on what they see. ...Read more

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How long after a cervical biopsy should you have another smear?

How long after a cervical biopsy should you have another smear?

Depends on results: The asccp has guidelines available on line. If the biopsy was a high-grade lesion (cin2 or 3), then you would need a bigger biopsy. Usually, at least 6 months should pass before biopsy and the next pap. Alternatively, sometimes an hpv test is done after 12 months. Ask your doctor what your result was (it is best if you get a copy) so you can review yourself. ...Read more

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I have to have a cervical biopsy. What can I take to relax?

Ask your doc: I tell my pts if they need something they can take otc Benadryl or i can write for a small dose of valium or xanax but if you take any of those i rec someone else drive you , you need to ask yoiur doc what your doc recommends. ...Read more

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Does a cervical biopsy hurt?

Yes, temporarily: There will be a "pinching feeling" during biopsy that goes away very shortly thereafter. ...Read more

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What kinds of cervical biopsy are there, and do they hurt?

Several: A smear / brush shouldn't hurt. A little local anesthetic is plenty for an incisional biopsy. A conization for attempted cure of preinvasive cancer is more but won't be nearly as annoying as a wisdom tooth and gives a strong likelihood of a cancer cure. Good luck, and i'm pleased that you are taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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How long is normal recovery for a cervical biopsy?

I assume you had a : Colposcopy with biopsies for an abnormal pap your doc who did the biopsy shhould have already discussed this with you at the time of the biopsy or before , but usual recovery is 4-8 days give or take a few so no intercourse until your doc tells you can , i tell my pts after I have done that procedure nothing in vagina until 2 days after the discharge stops. ...Read more

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How many samples are typically taken for a cervical biopsy?

Depends on what: Your doc sees and what your pap showed and how confident and good he is at doing the colposcopy and biopsy, i try to do the minimum which is one biopsy on the cervix and an ecc which is a small scraping of the endocervical canal the part that we cannot see, so the minimum is 2 but the max could be 5-6 and yoiu will bleed but your dco will use medicine to stop teh bleeding so u will have discharge. ...Read more

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What types of cervical biopsy are there, do they hurt?

Little if any: Most cervical biopsies are painless as there is little pain when you are cut deep inside the body as there are no nerves to feel the pain there. It is only cuts in the skin that hurt most. So i would not worry about pain from the cervix biopsy. ...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