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Dr. John Geisler Dr. Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: cervix biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: cervix biopsy?

Cervical biopsy: A cervical biopsy is a small bit of tissue pinched off the cervix with an instrument (usually in the office). It is then sent to a pathologist to be prepared and looked at under the microscope to see if any abnormalities are present.

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Had a cervix biopsy before i.U.D was inserted, now dr wants to see me about results? Why?

Had a cervix biopsy before i.U.D was inserted, now dr wants to see me about results? Why?

Sounds important: We're all eager to help, but really you'll need to get with your physician. Don't delay. Many women's lives are saved every year by prompt attention to biopsy results.

Dr. Michael Flax Dr. Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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Why would a person have a cervix biopsy?

Cervical lesion: If a pap smear comes back abnormal, looking at the cervix with a microscope and taking a biopsy of the abnormal area is often done to rule out cancer or precancer, also called dysplasia. The office procedure is called a colposcopy. Some abnormalities can be seen with the naked eye as well. These would also be biopsied and sent to pathology for the same reasons.

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Drs'.What is a piece of cervix biopsy? And do one get deformed down there after biopsy? I assume.

Drs'.What is a piece of cervix biopsy? And do one get deformed down there after biopsy? I assume.

Sample of the cervix: A cervical biopsy is a tiny piece of your cervix to determine the presence or absence of cervical disease/pathology. This will not deform your cervix.

Dr. Vanita Patel Dr. Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Sardar Patel University, Pramukhswami Medical College
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What exactly does an obgyn do during a cervix biopsy?

What exactly does an obgyn do during a cervix biopsy?

Biopsy: Cervical biopsy is taken during colposcopy if there is any abnormality seen. A very tiny portion of cervix is taken out and send for pathology.

Dr. Deborah Metzger Dr. Metzger
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Had sex after cervix biopsy and now I have bloody discharge--are the two related?

Yes, it can.: If you had a cervical biopsy, the area where the biopsy was taken has to heal. Just as with any cut, if you disturb the scab, it bleeds.

Dr. Adam Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How dangerous is it that a surgical sponge was accidently left in my vagina during a cervix biopsy?

Depends: It's obviously out now, since you know about it. The danger is similar to a retained tampon - infection. If you are well and have no abnormal discharge or fever, then likely no effect at all. Good luck.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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P4 L4 a1 / perimenopausal dub / fractional currettage with cervix biopsy diagnosed what is the medical remeedi? This for my mother.

P4 L4 a1 / perimenopausal dub / fractional currettage with cervix biopsy diagnosed what is the medical remeedi? This for my mother.

Results benign?: I am assuming the d and c and biopsy results are benign. If so there are lots of options for peri menopausal bleeding you can discuss with the doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop periods in some cases. Endometrial ablations are great options for peri menopausal bleeding. Some will just need a hysterectomy.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have large fibroid 5mnth pregnant look like. Gyn took pap smear and cervix biopsy, what was the purpose of the samples taken out of from inside.?

I have large fibroid 5mnth pregnant look like. Gyn took pap smear and cervix biopsy, what was the purpose of the samples taken out of from inside.?

Not related: The pap smear and cervical biopsy would not be related to the fibroid. A pap smear is done to detect precancerous cells on the cervix and prevent cervical cancer. A cervical biopsy is done because the pap smear was abnormal or because the doctor saw an abnormality there during the exam. Fibroids are very common benign uterine tumors.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Does an epinepherine endometrial adrenaline injection side effects last? And for how long? I had a biopsy today and they injected me inside my cervix.

Not likely: It sounds like they injected some Lidocaine with Epinephrine in your cervix today for a biopsy/colposcopy? Those medications they infected have a super short 1/2 life, meaning they don't stay in your system for very long at all. Definitely all gone by the time you wrote this question. No lasting side effects. Hope biopsy comes back normal!

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?

What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?

Minmal: Usually a very small amount of bleeding will occur at the biopsy site. Main hazard is if the biopsy includes a small artery, which can bleed more seriously, or if the biopsy pokes a hole in the bowel wall, which causes peritonitis. Both of these complications are immediately obvious.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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3 swollen node's (neck) for 5 years. Test's all OK. Dr says too small to biopsy, not willing to remove 1cm nodes. No other side effects. Worrying?

3 swollen node's (neck) for 5 years. Test's all OK. Dr says too small to biopsy, not willing to remove 1cm nodes. No other side effects. Worrying?

Stop worrying: Leave them alone. They're your friends. They're protecting you from microbes you've met in the past. Every young adult has palpable lymph nodes in the neck. Malignant nodes are obviously abnormal -- either stony-hard, or fixed to stuff, or growing preposterously. Be thankful for good health and stop reading internet scare stuff.

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Dr. Peter Mowschenson Dr. Mowschenson
Surgery
44 years in practice
Austral University Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
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What are the side effects of a parathyroid biopsy?

None: Unclear how this biopsy was done. If it was needle biopsy there should be no side effects. If during surgery unlikely to cause problems.

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

Yes: The most common side effects are short term such as bleeding in the urine, bleeding in the stool, and blood in the sperm. Occasionally, a serious rectal infection can occur. Long term side are very rare.

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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I am about to have a partial hysterectomy (ovaries and cervix stay) what are the sexual side effects?

Varies: Keeping the ovaries is probably a good idea in order to preserve the normal libido. Keeping the cervix is associated with an increased risk for bleeding, cancer, painful intercourse, vaginal infections, and the need for additional surgery (to remove the cervix later). There are very few good reasons to leave the cervix - and many good reasons to remove it with the uterus.

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

Please call your doc: I almost always give my Cytotec (misoprostol) vaginal before a hysteroscopy which makes it easier to do the hysteroscopy and I tell my pts possible side effects that they could get from the cytotcec, some women get some side effects usually minor some do not get any side effects please call your doc so your doc can explain what to possibly expect from the miso, that is his or her job to do that!

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues?

I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues?

Should be mild: The side effects should be mild. It really depends on what type of medical condition you have, what is found with the biopsy, and whether it can make a diagnostic difference

Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Had a lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease what is some side effects?

Had a lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease what is some side effects?

Depends...: Did you have an open lung biopsy or a biopsy via bronchoscopy? The more common is via bronchoscopy and the side effects of this include coughing up some blood, which should be small amounts and should stop after a few days. Other possible side effects include low grade fever, cough. If you are coughing significant amounts of blood, high fever or short of breath, then you need to go to the er.

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Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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How painful is it to get a colposcopy with biopsy on the cervix?

How painful is it to get a colposcopy with biopsy on the cervix?

Not very painful: 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 is uncomfortable, but lasts

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Dr. William Jakavick Dr. Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic
33 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Can having a biopsy on your cervixs and having sex 4 days later cause anything to be wrong?

Post surgery: I have to say that should be something that should have been discussed with the Dr performing the biopsy. I would discuss this with that Dr or the Dr who referred you for the biopsy. I am sure location, size and manner in which the sample was removed all play a role in this situation, as well as protected or unprotected.

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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