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After a cervical biopsy over a week ago I had sex when the bleeding stopped. It started again and has continued for 6 days. Help cramps, abdominal fever and consistant bleeding. Is this normal?

After a cervical biopsy over a week ago I had sex when the bleeding stopped. It started again and has continued for 6 days. Help cramps, abdominal fever and consistant bleeding. Is this normal?

Vaginal: Vaginal bleeding after sex is often caused by the friction of the penis rubbing against the cervix, so the bleeding is not surprising following your biopsy. However, the cramping and fever are much more concerning symptoms - especially lasting for almost a week. I'm concerned that you could have an infection. You should call your ob/gyne (or the doctor who performed the biopsy) right away. They may want to examine you to determine the cause of your symptoms so that you can have the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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2 months since biopsy have Headache, dizziness, tachycardias, neck pain after cervical lymph node biopsy, could my carotid artery have been injured.

2 months since biopsy have Headache, dizziness, tachycardias, neck pain after cervical lymph node biopsy, could my carotid artery have been injured.

Not really: Anything is possible but the injury would be unlikely, it would have been readily apparent if it happened at the time of biopsy and your symptoms are not consistent with a carotid eatey injury so I would guess your carotid artery is fine. ...Read more

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What is a cervical biopsy?

What is a cervical biopsy?

Biopsy: A biopsy of the cervix requires that a small portion of the uterine cervix is sampled, usually with the help of an instrument called a colposcope. The biopsy is then sent to a pathologists who will look at the tissue through the microscope and report on what they see. ...Read more

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Does a cervical biopsy hurt?

Yes, temporarily: There will be a "pinching feeling" during biopsy that goes away very shortly thereafter. ...Read more

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Is a cervical biopsy a bad sign?

Biopsies diagnose: Pap smears are screening tests that try to find women at risk of having a cervical precancer, but most will not. The biopsy will make a diagnosis and help you and your gynecologist decide next steps. Contact your doctor to discuss the results. ...Read more

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What to expect after a cervical biopsy?

What to expect after a cervical biopsy?

May need more surgery: If the biopsy shows low-grade dysplasia or no findings then you are done. If it shows high-grade dysplasia or glandula dysplasia then you will probably receive another cervical biopsy where they will call when out the cervix to remove all the dysplasia from hpv then you should be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is normal recovery for a cervical biopsy?

How long is normal recovery for a cervical biopsy?

I assume you had a: Colposcopy with biopsies for an abnormal pap your doc who did the biopsy shhould have already discussed this with you at the time of the biopsy or before, but usual recovery is 4-8 days give or take a few so no intercourse until your doc tells you can, I tell my pts after I have done that procedure nothing in vagina until 2 days after the discharge stops. ...Read more

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What types of cervical biopsy are there, do they hurt?

Little if any: Most cervical biopsies are painless as there is little pain when you are cut deep inside the body as there are no nerves to feel the pain there. It is only cuts in the skin that hurt most. So I would not worry about pain from the cervix biopsy. ...Read more

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What kinds of cervical biopsy are there, and do they hurt?

Several: A smear / brush shouldn't hurt. A little local anesthetic is plenty for an incisional biopsy. A conization for attempted cure of preinvasive cancer is more but won't be nearly as annoying as a wisdom tooth and gives a strong likelihood of a cancer cure. Good luck, and I'm pleased that you are taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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I have to have a cervical biopsy. What can I take to relax?

Ask your doc: I tell my pts if they need something they can take otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or I can write for a small dose of valium or xanax but if you take any of those I rec someone else drive you, you need to ask yoiur doc what your doc recommends. ...Read more

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How many samples are typically taken for a cervical biopsy?

Depends on what: Your doc sees and what your pap showed and how confident and good he is at doing the colposcopy and biopsy, I try to do the minimum which is one biopsy on the cervix and an ecc which is a small scraping of the endocervical canal the part that we cannot see, so the minimum is 2 but the max could be 5-6 and yoiu will bleed but your dco will use medicine to stop teh bleeding so u will have discharge. ...Read more

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How long after a cervical biopsy should you have another smear?

Depends on results: The asccp has guidelines available on line. If the biopsy was a high-grade lesion (cin2 or 3), then you would need a bigger biopsy. Usually, at least 6 months should pass before biopsy and the next pap. Alternatively, sometimes an hpv test is done after 12 months. Ask your doctor what your result was (it is best if you get a copy) so you can review yourself. ...Read more

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I am terrified about to go in for cervical biopsy, what can I expect?

Not horrible: The cervical biopsy is a quick outpatient often in office test that removes a sample of the cervix. Some gyn offer a block making the biopsy painless. Afterward there will be minor craping, small amount of blood or bloody discharge and really that's about all. The doctor will also ask you to abstain from intercourse until the cervix is healed. Basically its all simple supportive care. ...Read more

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What causes you to have to wait a day after getting a cervical biopsy to workout!?

Please ask your doc: But your doc most likely wanted make sure a scab has started to form and the biopsy area is healing, I do brush biopsies on the cervix so much less bleeding and if no problems allow my pts to work out the same day but your doc prob did what I called a punch biopsy. ...Read more

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Green discharge after cervical biopsy, why?

Chemicals: The cervix and vaginal area produce mucus when irritated. This causes a discharge while healing occurs. The biopsy frequently causes some bleeding and this is stopped by applying a chemical to the cervix. The blood, or the chemical, or a combination of both can give you a colored discharge.

If you have fever, pain or other signs of infection, have it checked out. ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy today. How long should I bleed?

I had a cervical biopsy today. How long should I bleed?

Usually 2-7 days: Give or take a few, but you will have a discharge and hopefully not much bleeding since your doc like I do will put some medicine the cervix to stop the bleeding so you will have discharge mixed with some blood approx 2-7 days, you should stop vit e, ginko biloba or Aspirin, etc. Before and if u have a clotting abnormailty you need to make sure your doc knows if u do. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical biopsy using loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

What is the definition or description of: cervical biopsy using loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

LEEP: The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (leep) is currently one of the most commonly used approaches to treat high grade cervical dysplasia (cin ii/iii, hgsil) discovered on colposcopic ...Read more

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I had cervical biopsy 5days ago, everything was fine but I started to bleed since yesterday. What's wrong? Is it normal?

Not unusual: After a cervical biopsy a bit of bleeding is not unusual and should clear up rapidly. You should refrain from intercourse until the lesion is healed. If bleeding continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more