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How Long Is Recovery Time Following A Colposcopy And When Can I Return To Work Full Time
Immediately: A colposcopy is usually done in the office. Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either. ...Read more
Are there any long term risks with a colposcopy and biopsy like ability to carry a pregnancy full term in the future or anything else.?
I was scheduled for a follow up appointment after a colposcopy/ why didn't doctor talk to me in recovery?
Up to a week: If a biopsy is taken, it will have to go to the Pathology lab for processing and interpretation by the Pathologist. Depending upon the lab, this could a few days or even a week ...Read more
Usually quick: It depends, but usually it takes about 10 minutes. Sometimes faster, sometimes a bit longer. ...Read more
Very safe: Colposcopy is simply shining some light and placing some vinegar on the cervix to look for abnormal cells. Some women need a biopsy. These are very small excisions of tissue. A short term side effect would be spotting or bleeding. The biopsies are small and don't affect future fertility. The cervix heals quickly and in a few months one couldn't tell you had a biopsy, if you need one. ...Read more
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
Brief: Scant bleeding a few days. If excessive, seek medical attention. ...Read more
I am weeing quiet a bit I feel as my bladder is full but not much comes out could a colposcopy I had done irritate my bladder heavy feeling on bladd?
Infection: You already have UTI in your list of problems. Perhaps the treatment is not working. ...Read more
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
Varies: From a few hours to a fwe days. ...Read more
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
I had a colposcopy and the doct used vinegar and iodine solutions. I have a brown coagulated tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long should this last?
Normal: It was vineger and iodine to make the lesions show up better, then after the put an orange-colored rusty substance to help stop bleeding. You can gently rinse it out in the shower with a finger and water and then you won't have a week or more of random orange-staining goo coming out. Good look, and ALWAYS were condoms so you won't have to go through this again. ...Read more
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
I had a colposcopy biopsy done a week ago and not really sure how long to leave it before I can have sex?
Colposcopy: If you did not have biopsies, you do not have to wait. If you did have biopsies, 2-3 days. ...Read more
I just had a colposcopy last month & just found out I'm pregnant. Will that and a previous miscarriage affect me this time? What are the chances
Small: General anesthesia is a known risk factor for miscarriage, but chances are small. Whether you had a previous miscarriage is unlikely to affect your likelihood of another this time. ...Read more
I have a second colposcopy scheduled in a few months, as abnormal cells haven't gone away. Would it be dangerous to get pregnant in that time?
Not dangerous but…: It is not dangerous to get pregnant with an abnormal pap smear. But my advice would be to get the colposcopy done soon so that you know if there's an issue that needs to be addressed prior to pregnancy. A colposcopy is a simple office procedure that can be done very quickly. There is no reason to delay it a few months. ...Read more
I have had a colposcopy done almost 3 weeks ago and they took 3 biopsies of my cervix, how long does it usually take for the results?
1 week: Depending on the location of the practice and the lab used, it should be no longer that one to two weeks to get back a biopsy report. ...Read more
Any advice? I have had a colposcopy done almost 3 weeks ago and they took 3 biopsies of my cervix. How long does it usually take for the results?
Depends on lab: The results can sometimes take up to a few weeks to get back. Our results usually take 7-10 days, but it's different everywhere. I would call your clinic and "remind" them you are still awaiting results. ...Read more
Colposcopy done with vinegar and iodine solutions. 2 biopsies taken. Having brown coagulated and tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long will it last?
Colposcopy discharge: We often will use silver nitrate or something call Monsell's solution, which is a brownish paste, to stop the bleeding from the biopsy. You may see this discharge for up to about a week. ...Read more
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