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Cervical Punch Biopsy
I had a cervical punch biopsy on Wednesday. I was wondering if I could go swimming in the beach since I'm on vacation. Thanks.
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
I had a cervical punch biopsy last Wednesday. The discharge is gone by now. Do I really have to wait two weeks to have intercourse?
It's really up to U: I'll defer to your physician, but I don't see the sense in waiting. These biopsy sites are covered with a good fibrin layer and early granulation tissue after a few days. It's hard for me to see how going back to loving is going to increase an infection risk or damage the site. ...Read more
If a punch biopsy doesn't leave a hole when healed then will it be a crater or fill in? I was glad my dr didn't stitch at first but now i wish he did.
Scar: It will heal by secondary intention and will have a scar even if there was a stitch. ...Read more
Sample only: Punch biopsies are not usually intended to completely excise a suspicious lesion, but only obtain a sample for pathologic evaluation. This is not unusual and if you don't have a follow-up scheduled with the physician who performed it then make one. ...Read more
Yes: But it should be minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›