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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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I have painful cramping after a cervical biopsy performed yesterday. I have leftover naproxen, is this okay to take in this situation for pain? (a21)

I have painful cramping after a cervical biopsy performed yesterday. I have leftover naproxen, is this okay to take in this situation for pain? (a21)

Yes: It is not uncommon to have cramping after a biopsy. You may also have bloody discharge. Any non-asperin (you don't want to inhibit clotting) pain medication or anti-inflammatory (NSAID) would be fine. ...Read more

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I just had a cervical biopsy and am having mild cramping is this normal? How long will this last?

Cervical dysplasia: Normal to have menstrual-like cramps after a biopsy. Depending on your allergies and tolerance, either tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin should help. It should not last more than a few days. ...Read more

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I had a pap and colpo with cervical biopsy 8 days ago. I've had mild cramps on and off since then. Is that normal?

I had a pap and colpo with cervical biopsy 8 days ago. I've had mild cramps on and off since then. Is that normal?

Perfectly normal.: I would recommend that you limit sexual activity and core exercise issues It should be greatly improved by 14-21 days depending I on how many biopsies and how deep. Hope this helps
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Cervical biopsy cramping one week grey discharge?

Sounds normal: The cramping should be getting better, or gone by a week later, and they discharge may linger. The grey discharge may be from the medicine on the biopsy site to stop the bleeding after the biopsy was done. ...Read more

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Could a cervical biopsy cause cramps and soreness in the lower back area?

May be: If the pain persists beyond a couple of days, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Had cervical biopsy mon & was told to wait 3-5 days before sex tired to have sex Thur & didn't continue due to cramps & later blood discharge am I OK?

Had cervical biopsy mon & was told to wait 3-5 days before sex tired to have sex Thur & didn't continue due to cramps & later blood discharge am I OK?

Cervical biopsy: The cervix has many small blood vessels, so the bleeding is expected following a biopsy, especially if irritated by sexual relations too soon. Just refrain from sex for another 3-4 days, and it will heal, but you might have some minor spotting or even bleeding, but no harm has been done. ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy done on the 15 I had sex last night and now my vagina is a lil sore and I have mild cramping does this means I'm not healed?

Possibly: Every one heals at different rates from procedures. Most doctors will recommend avoiding intercourse for 1-2 weeks after cervical biopsy though some degree of soreness, mild bleeding, or cramping not all that unusual when intercourse resumes or cervix not yet completely healed. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hrs or worsen, always a good idea to contact your md or their nurse to get advice. ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy 12 days ago had sex last night now my vagina sore and I have mild cramping do that mean I have an infection can I soak in tub?

Back to OB/GYN doc: Yes, it is probably ok to soak in a tub, but you should go back and see the physician who did the biopsy and discuss this with them. You might try calling first and perhaps this could be resolved over the phone. Good luck. ...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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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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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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How long do I have to wait to have sex after a cervical biopsy?

A day or two: A biopsy alone does not interfere with your ability to have sex. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding after colposcopy and cervical biopsy, what to do?

I have been bleeding after colposcopy and cervical biopsy, what to do?

Normal: It is normal to have some bleeding after the procedure however if you have any concerns or the bleeding seems excessive its best to call the surgeon ...Read more

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Why would a cervical biopsy be done if I have not had an abnormal pap test?

Hard to say,,: It may be that the doctor noticed something abnormal looking on the cervix while doing a pelvic exam or that you've not had an exam in a long time. Whatever the possible reason it's wise to follow this closely and discuss the results with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I need a Cervical biopsy to remove cyst how long do I have to wait concieve?

Unclear: Your chart mentions a dermoid cyst. This would not be treated with a cervical biopsy. It is treated with laparoscopic surgery. Clarify with your doctor what procedure is going to be done and for what purposes. Once you know that you can ask the doctor if any delay in trying to conceive is warranted or advised. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood stained discharge after endometrial and cervical biopsy?

Is it normal to have blood stained discharge after endometrial and cervical biopsy?

Yes: It's very normal to have a bloody discharge after these procedures. Watch for heavy bleeding, fever, or cramping. Those would be concerning signs. Otherwise, no worries. ...Read more

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How does a colposcopy (cervical biopsy) compare to getting an iud, in terms of discomfort?

How does a colposcopy (cervical biopsy) compare to getting an iud, in terms of discomfort?

About the same: A cervical biopsy is taking a part of the cervix, while an iud is inserting a foreign body into the uterus. They are not exactly equivalent, thought most women do not feel much of a cervical biopsy, while you will cramp with the iud more. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be spotting 12 days after a cervical biopsy? It didn't show any cancer

Is it normal to still be spotting 12 days after a cervical biopsy? It didn't show any cancer

Yes: Depending on the extent of the biopsy, it can days to weeks for it to fully heal. Usually within 1-2 weeks, most individuals heal up without further bleeding. Additionally, you may have more bleeding if you are on your period.
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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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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 had cervical biopsy 4 days ago, after that I had brown discharge but today it was gone but now I have blood again. Is it bad?

I had cervical biopsy 4 days ago, after that I had brown discharge but today it was gone but now I have blood again. Is it bad?

Bleeding after: Cervical biopsy is not uncommon. Hopefully the biopsy result is benign. Follow up with your gyn. Take care! ...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 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

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