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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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How long does bleeding usually last after a colposcopy with a biopsy?

How long does bleeding usually last after a colposcopy with a biopsy?

Less than a day: Usually it is very light and less than a day. It helps to rest if you are having more bleeding and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will i bleed after an endometrial biopsy and colposcopy?

How long will i bleed after an endometrial biopsy and colposcopy?

May be a couple of: Days. Most biopsy sites should not bleed for more that a day or two. However, spotting may last longer depending on the reason for the biopsy. It would be prudent to ask your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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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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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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Admitted to hospital overnight after colposcopy. Cut artery at biopsy. Massive bleeding. Lots of burning and pack for 24h. Im scared.Will i be alright?

Admitted to hospital overnight after colposcopy. Cut artery at biopsy. Massive bleeding. Lots of burning and pack for 24h. Im scared.Will i be alright?

Bleeding: Yes you will be okay. Its very unusual to have this complication. Do you have any history of a bleeding disorder? Also, its unusual to have a colonoscopy at such a young age, i imagine you were have severe symptoms to warrant a colonoscopy. Your doctors will take good care of you and keep a close eye on you. Best of luck getting back to normal. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy done with biopsies taken a week ago. I'm still bleeding;; especially heavily in the past two days. Is this normal?

I had a colposcopy done with biopsies taken a week ago. I'm still bleeding;; especially heavily in the past two days. Is this normal?

Family practice: Was there bleeding before the bx. What was found. You need to f/u with your dr. Some bleeding is expected but sounds like you have more than you should have. ...Read more

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Had a colposcopy and three cervical biopsys 11 days ago, Dr said to wait 14 days to have sex. Can I have sex tonight? No bleeding just some discharge

Had a colposcopy and three cervical biopsys 11 days ago, Dr said to wait 14 days to have sex. Can I have sex tonight? No bleeding just some discharge

Your call: It's unlikely that this will interfere with the healing process which is well-underway. There's little science here. However, just on the principle of "following your physician's advice", perhaps you and your partner can think of something other than intercourse that would be as much or more fun for the next few days. It's an excuse to explore together. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Colposcopy (Definition)

Colposcopy is the exam of the the genital area with a low power microscope that is mounted so as to make this possible. It is most commonly used to examine and direct biopsies of the cervix when a pap smear is abnormal. The word derives from the greek word for vagina "colpos" and the suffix ...Read more


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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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