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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