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Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Preventing Cancer: 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 ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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What is the significance of p-63 being present in a colposcopy biopsy without p-16 being expressed?

What is the significance of p-63 being present in a colposcopy biopsy without p-16 being expressed?

Not much: This is still experimental and has actually generated little interest. I'm glad that p16 was not expressed which suggests a relatively non-aggressive lesion. ...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 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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Hi there, I had a colposcopy/biopsy on the 12th of Oct and only really started bleeding on the 19th. Bleeding gets heavier daily, is this normal?

Hi there, I had a colposcopy/biopsy on the 12th of Oct and only really started bleeding on the 19th. Bleeding gets heavier daily, is this normal?

Not normal: The bleeding from the colposcopy biopsy should have occurred immediately after the procedure if at all. Contact your GYN MD for further assessment. ...Read more

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How does a colposcopy biopsy compare to inserting an IUD - in terms of pain?

How does a colposcopy biopsy compare to inserting an IUD - in terms of pain?

Depends: It depends on who is doing it. Neither should be the source of anything more than minimal discomfort at most. An iud insertion may cause some menstrual-like cramping - take Motrin 800 mg before going to your appointement. The colposcopy might cause a pinching feeling, but in my experience most patients feel nothing. ...Read more

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I got hvi virus detected after colposcopy, biopsy is negative. What to do? Tahank you

HIV: If you mean hiv, this is a very treatable condition and you should be seen by a physician or clinic that deals with this illness. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a colposcopy biopsy does the biospy get rid of the abnormal cells?

Identifies bad cells: 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 ...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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How much time should I wait to have sex after having a colposcopy/biopsy?

How much time should I wait to have sex after having a colposcopy/biopsy?

At least until...: You get your results. There may be a chemical cautery medication applied to your cervix to help stop bleeding that can get rubbed off and cause new bleeding, make things messy, and potentially cause irritation for either you or your partner. ...Read more

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How long after a colposcopy biopsy should I wait to have sex? Its been 6 days since then

How long after a colposcopy biopsy should I wait to have sex? Its been 6 days since then

Should be ok now: There are small sore spots on your cervix from the biopsies that should have healed by now. It's unlikely that you will re-open the sores and cause bleeding. Unfortunately, you may have some yucky discharge from the chemical we use on the biopsy spots, but that's about it. Even if you do have some light bleeding or spotting, it's not dangerous, just wait another week before trying again. ...Read more

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Is anal sex ok right after cervical colposcopy biopsy?

Is anal sex ok right after cervical colposcopy biopsy?

Not designed for sex: There are billions of bacteria coming down into the anal-rectal area all day long... such as E. coli, Klebsiella, and all sorts of other species. Scientists say there are more bacteria in the intestinal tract than there are human cells in our entire body (we are outnumbered). To stay safe, an anus should be reserved for the activity it was designed for, just pooping. ...Read more

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Will having a colposcopy biopsy done affect my sex life and orgasms?

Will having a colposcopy biopsy done affect my sex life and orgasms?

Not adversely: This will not be a problem at all. The procedure is often life-saving. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have my period twice in one month? I recently had a colposcopy biopsy a month ago. Should I be worried?

Is it normal to have my period twice in one month? I recently had a colposcopy biopsy a month ago. Should I be worried?

Normal cycles: Since normal cycles vary from 21 days to 35-42 days and months vary between 28-31 days, it is not uncommon at all to have 2 periods in one month or to skip a month. Even while on pills with a 28 day cycle, you will have 2 periods in one month twice a year. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is a skin like discharge after a colposcopy/biopsy normal? Would oral or anal sex be ok?

Not unusual: It is a biopsy so some small amounts of tissue or inflammatory material can come off. There may have been a thick coagulant involved which is coming off. Non vaginal sex should not affect the healing process of the cervix, should be fine. ...Read more

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Will a past colposcopy/ biopsy cause problems or put me at high risk in present pregnancy?

Will a past colposcopy/ biopsy cause problems or put me at high risk in present pregnancy?

No it will not.: The biopsy samples are fairly small so there is no increased risk to your pregnancy from colposcopy. Current infections can cause problems so it is important to have good prenatal care to test for these - with a family medicine doctor or OB gyn. A leep procedure to cut out a large portion of your cervix is sometimes done if colposcopy is abnormal. Having a leep can put you at higher risk. ...Read more

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What can go wrong after colposcopy, biopsy, & cauterazation to cause severe pain 2 days post colposcopy? I shed the plug, now have watery bleeding

What can go wrong after colposcopy, biopsy, & cauterazation to cause severe pain 2 days post colposcopy? I shed the plug, now have watery bleeding

Check with surgeon: Cervical injury (surgery) is painful once the anesthetic wears off. The surgical wound is still fresh and some bleeding or spotting may be expected. Anything mor disturbing to you requires follow up with the surgeon who did the procedure ...Read more

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How soon after colposcopy biopsy can I have sex? The gyn took some samples from cervix with forceps.

How soon after colposcopy biopsy can I have sex? The gyn took some samples from cervix with forceps.

Risk of bleeding: If would be prudent to wait a couple of weeks so that the cervix has a chance to heal. If you have sex too soon there may be bleeding due to trauma to the cervical wound. ...Read more

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I am 22. Abnormal paps and it came back lsil. Had a colposcopy & biopsy which came back hsil. Do I have to get leep? How many choose not to & are fine

Don't have to. BUT: Hsil becomes cervical cancer in one out of five women. You could choose not to do anything but it would seem to be a very poor choice. We would all hate to see you perish from cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I will be having a colposcopy/biopsy precedure in 6 days. I finished taking anti fungi which inserted in vagina. So can I have sex?

I will be having a colposcopy/biopsy precedure in 6 days. I finished taking anti fungi which inserted in vagina. So can I have sex?

Call your doctor: You should call and ask the question to the doctor who will perform procedure for you. Usually we will recommend avoid sex before the procedure. ...Read more

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I had a total thyroidectomy in january. Recently my pap test came back with agus cells, so I had a colposcopy & biopsy. Is pregnancy still possible?

Yes indeed: Congratulations on your focus both on getting good health care and your desire to become a mother. The biopsy results will determine whether there's anything in the endocervix that needs to be treated -- chances of a lesion requiring hysterectomy producing only "agus" are low. Be sure to maintain your thyroid medication through your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap came back HPV positive/cin1. Sent for colposcopy. Biopsy came back mild. But new pap is moderate-severe. Now have blood tinged discharge?

Abnormal pap came back HPV positive/cin1. Sent for colposcopy. Biopsy came back mild. But new pap is moderate-severe. Now have blood tinged discharge?

In right course...: You have been in right course of care and luckily so far you are on safe side. Remember no test including biopsy can bring a 100 % of firm diagnosis as it is supposed to do and every life event including a disease always displays on its pattern of full spectrum; hence it is hard to discern what it may be at the early stage of disease and at the very end, almost anyone can tell what it is. Life! ...Read more

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Pap came back hpv+/cin1. Had colposcopy/biopsy. Came back mild. New pap came back mild-severe/cin2. Doc recommends leep next week. Need for worry?

LEEP biopsy: A leep biopsy is the next step. As long as you follow your doctors plan for treatment you will not have much to worry about. Most dysplasias once discovered are removed by a leep. If not a larger biopsy such as a cervical cone biopsy can be performed. ...Read more

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I'm still feeling bad 5 days after my colposcopy, biopsy, and cuterage my symptoms are nausea, tired, and sensitive stomach especially after a meal, is this normal?

I'm still feeling bad 5 days after my colposcopy, biopsy, and cuterage my symptoms are nausea, tired, and sensitive stomach especially after a meal, is this normal?

I'd say see your Dr.: It may be normal to feel nausea and sensitivity after all these procedures, but they should subside after a week or so, and if you don't feel better soon, like in a couple more days or so you should see your doctor soon, to be sure no damage was done during those procedures you had. If there was an unintended woung made, you might have internal bleeding, so is good to see your dr. If not better. ...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