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Doctor insights on: Sex Colposcopy Biopsy

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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How much time should I wait to have sex after having a colposcopy/biopsy?

How much time should I wait to have sex after having a colposcopy/biopsy?

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

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My doctor told me to wait 2 weeks for sex after a colposcopy with biopsy but on healthtap it says 1-3 days. Did he do something wrong?

My doctor told me to wait 2 weeks for sex after a colposcopy with biopsy but on healthtap it says 1-3 days. Did he do something wrong?

No: Post Colposcopy instructions for pelvic rest including abstinence from intercourse vary from 1-2 weeks. There's no harm in waiting longer. It will allows the cervix to heal completely and avoid infection. ...Read more

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How long after a colposcopy biopsy should I wait to have sex? Its been 6 days since then

How long after a colposcopy biopsy should I wait to have sex? Its been 6 days since then

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

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Is anal sex ok right after cervical colposcopy biopsy?

Is anal sex ok right after cervical colposcopy biopsy?

Not designed for sex: There are billions of bacteria coming down into the anal-rectal area all day long... such as E. coli, Klebsiella, and all sorts of other species. Scientists say there are more bacteria in the intestinal tract than there are human cells in our entire body (we are outnumbered). To stay safe, an anus should be reserved for the activity it was designed for, just pooping. ...Read more

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Will having a colposcopy biopsy done affect my sex life and orgasms?

Will having a colposcopy biopsy done affect my sex life and orgasms?

Not adversely: This will not be a problem at all. The procedure is often life-saving. ...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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Is a skin like discharge after a colposcopy/biopsy normal? Would oral or anal sex be ok?

Not unusual: It is a biopsy so some small amounts of tissue or inflammatory material can come off. There may have been a thick coagulant involved which is coming off. Non vaginal sex should not affect the healing process of the cervix, should be fine. ...Read more

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I bleed after sex. I had a colposcopy done and biopsy on my cervix and got told I had abnormal cells. Is this why I bleed or can it be something else?

I bleed after sex. I had a colposcopy done and biopsy on my cervix and got told I had abnormal cells. Is this why I bleed or can it be something else?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How soon after colposcopy biopsy can I have sex? The gyn took some samples from cervix with forceps.

How soon after colposcopy biopsy can I have sex? The gyn took some samples from cervix with forceps.

Risk of bleeding: If would be prudent to wait a couple of weeks so that the cervix has a chance to heal. If you have sex too soon there may be bleeding due to trauma to the cervical wound. ...Read more

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I will be having a colposcopy/biopsy precedure in 6 days. I finished taking anti fungi which inserted in vagina. So can I have sex?

I will be having a colposcopy/biopsy precedure in 6 days. I finished taking anti fungi which inserted in vagina. So can I have sex?

Call your doctor: You should call and ask the question to the doctor who will perform procedure for you. Usually we will recommend avoid sex before the procedure. ...Read more

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Colposcopy & biopsy nov17 no periods since waiting on results. Pelvic pain. & tender. Discomfort during sex. Fatigue. Bladder always feels full.

Colposcopy & biopsy nov17 no periods since waiting on results. Pelvic pain. & tender. Discomfort during sex. Fatigue. Bladder always feels full.

Schedule follow up: Cervical colposcopy and biopsy result should be available within a few days of the procedure. If you have been waiting over 3 months it is time to follow up. These symptoms that you mention are not likely to be related to this procedure so a follow visit with a gynecologist is warranted ...Read more

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Had a colposcopy and three cervical biopsys 11 days ago, Dr said to wait 14 days to have sex. Can I have sex tonight? No bleeding just some discharge

Had a colposcopy and three cervical biopsys 11 days ago, Dr said to wait 14 days to have sex. Can I have sex tonight? No bleeding just some discharge

Your call: It's unlikely that this will interfere with the healing process which is well-underway. There's little science here. However, just on the principle of "following your physician's advice", perhaps you and your partner can think of something other than intercourse that would be as much or more fun for the next few days. It's an excuse to explore together. Best wishes. ...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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When does a woman need a colposcopy and biopsy?

When does a woman need a colposcopy and biopsy?

Abnormal pap smear: Whenever certain abnormalities are noted on pap smears, a colposcopy and biopsy is indicated. This study allows for a better view of the uterine cervix and determination of the reason for the abnormal smear. ...Read more

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Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Preventing Cancer: 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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What is the difference between a colposcopy and biopsy procedure?

One without the othe: Colposcopy is the procedure of using a microscope to exam the vagina and cervix under magnification when your pap smear is abnormal. If an abnormality is seen, then a biopsy is taken. ...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 is the significance of p-63 being present in a colposcopy biopsy without p-16 being expressed?

Not much: This is still experimental and has actually generated little interest. I'm glad that p16 was not expressed which suggests a relatively non-aggressive lesion. ...Read more

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How does a colposcopy biopsy compare to inserting an IUD - in terms of pain?

How does a colposcopy biopsy compare to inserting an IUD - in terms of pain?

Depends: It depends on who is doing it. Neither should be the source of anything more than minimal discomfort at most. An iud insertion may cause some menstrual-like cramping - take Motrin 800 mg before going to your appointement. The colposcopy might cause a pinching feeling, but in my experience most patients feel nothing. ...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

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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