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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Have Intercourse The Day Before A Colposcopy

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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


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What are my chances of getting pregnant. I had intercourse on ovulation day and two weeks after a colposcopy?

What are my chances of getting pregnant. I had intercourse on ovulation day and two weeks after a colposcopy?

30-40%: Since you are young, you have a very excellent chance of conceiving in three months. The colposcopy has no effect on becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Should I avoid intercourse after having a colposcopy done?

Depends: Colposcopy is the process of examining the cervix with a special microscope after an abnormal pap smear. If biopsies were taken, then yes, you should avoid intercourse until the sites heal. If no biopsies were taken, then intercourse should be fine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When after colposcopy and biopsy can you have intercourse?

Your doc should: Have already told u that before you left the offcie after you had the colposcopy, I tell my pts wait for 2 days after the discharge stop, I use a newer method with a brush instead of taking an actual piece hurts less and has less bleeding. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy yesterday and biopsies taken, I wasn't informed to not have sexual intercourse and did this evening and had a lot of bleeding?

I had a colposcopy yesterday and biopsies taken, I wasn't informed to not have sexual intercourse and did this evening and had a lot of bleeding?

Sex after colpo: First off. After colpo with bio nothing should go into your vagina for at least 7 days. Given that you were not told what you likely experienced was old blood from the biopsies and possibly minor bleeding as a result of penile penetration. Did you use a condom? I would nor be too worried if you don't continue to bleed. Probably best to contact the doctor regardless. Good luck ...Read more

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How long after colposcopic biopsy can you have intercourse?

3 weeks: I usually recommend 3 weeks to my patients. It is not because it will be painful but to avoid disturbing the healing so there will be no unnecessary bleeding or infection. ...Read more

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If you douche day or couple days before colposcopy does that effect biopsy results?

No: Douche with usual solutions is not likely to alter the tissue enough to affect biopsy results. Though it would be better to not douche before examination as the presence of discharge, if any, is part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy & was told not to have sex for a week. I forgot and had sex the same day. Did I really hurt my body?

I had a colposcopy & was told not to have sex for a week. I forgot and had sex the same day. Did I really hurt my body?

It depends,,,,: This likely depends on the results of your colposcopy and other factors. If you're pregnant, it might not be a good idea to have sex especially if you had this procedure done during pregnancy as biopsies might've been taken and the cervix might be damaged or at least bleed. If you did this once, try not to do anymore for a week and let your doctor know so he/she is aware. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had sex with my husband last night and I'm having a colposcopy done today. Do you think everything will be ok? I didn't know I was supposed to wait

Not an issue: During colposcopy, the entire vaginal vault and cervix will be washed out and cleaned with a dilute vinegar (acetic acid) and cotton swabs. ...Read more

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I got my colposcopy test done Thursday is it OK to have sex?

I got my colposcopy test done Thursday is it OK to have sex?

48 hours: If you had a biopsy you should refrain from sex for 48 hours. If you are having persistent bleeding afterwards you should consult the provider who performed the procedure before having relations. Thanks for trusting Health Tap! ...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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Can I Masturbate After A Colposcopy?

Depends: You can stimulate your clitoris but I would recommend waiting 3-5 days before having any toys inserted in the vagina to prevent it from touching the cervix that would be healing after the biopsy ...Read more

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Does either a colposcopy or biopsy hurt?

A little: Colposcopy may cause a little discomfort associated with insertion of a speculum. Biopsy may be associated with some pain depending on your sensitivity. Please discuss your concerns with the doctor who will be performing the procedure so that s/he may take proper steps to reduce discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the next steps after a colposcopy which resulted in a biopsy?

Treat or monitor: After your biopsy results are in, your doctor will let you know if you need treatment to remove abnormal cells or if it is best to give your body time to take care of them. Either way, it is very important to follow up with regular pap smears according to the schedule your doc provides. ...Read more

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What do doctors learn from a colposcopy?

2 things: Whether there are any cervical or vaginal cell changes and (with biopsy) if the cells are dysplasia (precancerous), cancer, or otherwise ...Read more

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Is it common to get a UTI after colposcopy?

Is it common to get a UTI after colposcopy?

Not common: Depends on the person, age and if the person has frequent bladder infections. If you feel that you have a bladder infection check with your md. ...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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How long after a colposcopy can I get IUD inserted?

How long after a colposcopy can I get IUD inserted?

Immediately: It could be done at the same appointment, but you're probably better off waiting for the results of the colposcopy. If the latter suggests you need another, invasive procedure, the iud may have to come out. ...Read more

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What does this result mean? HPV positive AGC colposcopy?

What does this result mean? HPV positive AGC colposcopy?

Positive for HPV: It means that the Pap Smear was positive for HPV infection and another test called Colposcopy has been recommended and if they find abnormal cells and they take a biopsy
AGC STANDS FOR ATYPICAL GLANDULAR CELLS ...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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Do I really need a colposcopy everytime I have an abnormal pap?

Do I really need a colposcopy everytime I have an abnormal pap?

Most likely: A pap smear is not good for diagnosing specific problems. It is only good for picking up general abnormalities. So if your pap smear shows abnormal cells, you need a colposcopy to actually give you a diagnosis as to what that abnormality represents. Very important! ...Read more

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I had sex 1 week after colposcopy what's the least wait time?

I had sex 1 week after colposcopy what's the least wait time?

Depends: Did they do a biopsy? If they only looked and didn't biopsy, sex is fine whenever. If they did a biopsy, we usually tell patients 2 weeks. ...Read more