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I had a colposcopy and 3 biopsy's taken 2 days ago. I have a bad smell and brown discharge with coffee ground type pieces. Is this normal?

I had a colposcopy and 3 biopsy's taken 2 days ago. I have a bad smell and brown discharge with coffee ground type pieces. Is this normal?

Colposcopy: The biopsy sites are usually touched with a chemical to reduce bleeding. This will give the discharge you describe. ...Read more

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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


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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

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Hello. I had colposcopy done last tuesday I had coffee like bleeding for about four to five days. Its gone for about five days now I have odor?

Hello. I had colposcopy done last tuesday I had coffee like bleeding for about four to five days. Its gone for about five days now I have odor?

Follow up with your: Physician for specific advice. Many physicans use a solution to coagulate the biopsy sites that resembles coffee grounds when it dissolves. The presence of blood in the vagina raises the ph and can lead to Bacterial vaginosis which is associated with odor. What you describe is not unusual after cervical biopsy. An exam would make sure all is well. ...Read more

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Wednesday I had a colposcopy without biopsy. Today is Saturday, and the 2 times I had sex with my boyfriend I have a terribly disgusting fish odor.?

Wednesday I had a colposcopy without biopsy. Today is Saturday, and the 2 times I had sex with my boyfriend I have a terribly disgusting fish odor.?

Infection: A vaginal discharge that is "fish like" often is gardnerella.
This is a bacteria that although is not a sexually transmitted disease it is sexually associated. You should get seen. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your colposcopy test results come back normal?

What could it mean if your colposcopy test results come back normal?

Excellent news: This means that you will need a pap smear and hpv test in 12 months. It means that the abnormal pap results do not indicate cancer or pre-cancer. It's a good thing. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy Friday and I start bleeding yesterday is really dark and today I have little pieces black coming out. Is that normal?

Perfectly Normal: We usually warn that spotting for up to a week is normal after cervical biopsies. Your cervix has to heal and any spotting will turn darker over time. Silver nitrate is often used to control small bleeding areas (cautery) and this is most likely what you're seeing. No worries and be sure to go back for your results. Take care. ...Read more

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I had my colposcopy done about 2 weeks ago And I just had inter course with my partner... I am experiencing a foul smell and I bled so much...

I had my colposcopy done about 2 weeks ago And I just had inter course with my partner... I am experiencing a foul smell and I bled so much...

Get checked out: There should really be no reason for a foul smell or bleeding 2 weeks after colposcopy. It sounds like you may have an infection. It's best that you see your gynecologist or family doc to get that evaluated. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Do I need annual colposcopy for bad HPV forever?

Do I need annual colposcopy for bad HPV forever?

No: If your pap smear is abnormal, then colposcopy would be the next step. Otherwise, use the pap smear as a screening tool for the need for colposcopy since hpv positive patients do not always develop a abnormal pap. ...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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Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Normal: 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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Is vaginal cancer diagnosticated only with a normal visit or needs a colposcopy? Thanks

Is vaginal cancer diagnosticated only with a normal visit or needs a colposcopy? Thanks

Yes a normal Gynecol: A pelvic exam by your doctor can reveal the tumors. You do not need to have a colposcopy which is mainly done for early detection of the cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy yesterday and had normal spotting yesterday. Now today the bleeding is heavier. Is this normal?

I had a colposcopy yesterday and had normal spotting yesterday. Now today the bleeding is heavier. Is this normal?

It may be: But for sure call the doctor who did the colpo TODAY, and let him/her help you. Don't take risks. ...Read more

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ASCUS diagnosed, do I have to wait 6 months for cells to return to normal, or can I order a colposcopy right away?

Possibly: Many times an ASCUS is simply due to an infection or inflammation. It is important to see if the HPV or Human Papilloma Virus, result is positive or negative. That will give you more data on whether you want to aggressively request a colposcopy. ...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?

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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What could it mean if your colposcopy test results for HPV come back normal?

HPV: Colposcopy is a procedure where the doctor looks at your cervix with a microscope and biopsies anything that appears abnormal. If your results are negative, that means that the virus hasn't caused any damage yet. Stay strong and healthy, don't smoke and get regular paps to catch any abnormalities that may occur in the future. ...Read more

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E6/e7 detected colposcopy showed one tiny area of cin1 & transformation zone was normal. Better that I ask for hysterectomy?

No, that's overkill: CIN I is just the very first stage of abnormality and studies have shown that it often reverses itself during long term MD monitoring. If there are other GYN related problems such as recurrent ovarian cysts, abnormal pap smears, endometriosis or pain then consideration can be given to more definitive surgery like hysterectomy. Otherwise, that surgery would be gross overkill at this stage. ...Read more

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Had colposcopy and biopsy today and now have small black almost scab looking things inside me coming out when I wipe. What is it and is it normal?

Monsels: After a biopsy, we use a product called monsels. It helps bind the blood and decrease bleeding. However, it comes out like coffee grounds and will stain everything it touches. ...Read more

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I did today the colposcopy I don't fell well even im afraid to go to the restroom or take a shower and I fell dizzy is that normal, when I will be ok?

I did today the colposcopy I don't fell well even im afraid to go to the restroom or take a shower and I fell dizzy is that normal, when I will be ok?

Fairly soon: Everybody tolerates these procedures a bit differently. Sometimes women may feel faint/dizzy after manipulating or taking a biopsy of the cervix or uterine lining (endometrial biopsy). This should pass fairly quickly. Showering is fine unless you are not steady on your feet. The restroom should also be fine. If this persists or worsens past a day, you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes white patches on cervix? Today dr saw inflamation+white patches, I should do colposcopy.10 month ago pop test normal+inflam severe. Worrid : (

Infection: It's possible sometimes women have a low level infection in the uterus or cervix. Often this isn't an std, but rather a local chronic infection. Sometimes it's not even an infection, but an irritation or allergy. It's almost never cancer, so I wouldn't worry. Sometimes a simple course of antibiotics cures. Here's a website:
http://women. Webmd. Com/guide/cervicitis. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a colposcopy yesterday and I've noticed a strange tissue like discharge coming from my vagina, I'm just wonder if this is normal?

Hi, I had a colposcopy yesterday and I've noticed a strange tissue like discharge coming from my vagina, I'm just wonder if this is normal?

Yes: Often when they do a colposcopy they do biopsies and remove pieces of tissue to look at under a microscope. This causes small wounds on the cervix. As these wounds heal you may have a discharge that looks like pieces of tissue. This is normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean by abnormal pap smear and then after colposcopy, it's normal?

What does it mean by abnormal pap smear and then after colposcopy, it's normal?

Abnormal clls on PAP: This likely means that there are abnormal cells on your pap smear, and that colposcopy found nothing. But you will need and hopefully got a cervical biopsy during your colposcopy, and another pap next year at the earliest if your biopsy was negative. It is not normal, but it probably does not have enough evidence that there is neoplasia/pre-cancer. Keep close follow-up with your dr. To be sure. ...Read more

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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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My pap smears come back abnormal but my colposcopy comes back normal with irritation. What is this?

Do not worry: There is nothing serious, however, you should follow your doctor's advice for follow-up tests including PAPs. You are young enough that you should get HPV vaccination. ...Read more

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Keep getting abnormal pap smear but my colposcopy comes out normal just irritation. What can this mean?

Keep getting abnormal pap smear but my colposcopy comes out normal just irritation. What can this mean?

HPV vaccine: If the PAP results are abnormal, it is important that you get regular follow-up tests.
You are young enough to take HPV vaccine, which prevents most HPV related diseases. ...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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Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?

HPV: RNA testing seems to relate better with severity of lesion compared to DNA.For women 30 years of age and older with HPV-positive
but cytology-negative co-testing, repeat co-testing at
1 year is acceptable. If genotyping for HPV 16/18 are positive then colposcopy is recommended. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy and biopsy done. Could my biopsy come back normal even though the doctor say he seen a little growth? I have low grade cells.

Sure: The biopsy is part of the diagnostic process and even though the area was seen, the biopsy was done to assure that it was or was not problematic. Be glad the Biopsy was negative and keep making routine Dr. Visits as recommended by the GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tested positive for HPV twice in 6 months but always had a normal pap. Had colposcopy with biopsy, waiting on results. Is a normal pap a good sign?

Yes, but not perfect: A normal PAP suggests that you have no evidence of cervical dysplasia (precancerous cells). A positive HPV test indicates that you have active virus that can cause dysplasia, which can lead to cervical cancer years later. Women over 30 who have normal PAP, but persistently +HPV (two years), needs Colposcopy to make sure dysplasia was not missed on PAP. See ASCCP Guidelines. Take Care! ...Read more

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Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal. Bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. What could it be? Thanks

Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal. Bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. What could it be? Thanks

Missing info: Your pap smear can not be “normal” and “suspicious.” These terms are mutually exclusive. I would contact the doctor and ask for clarification regarding your results. Typically the terms used are normal, atypical, low grade, high grade or cancer. ...Read more