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Doctor insights on: Should You Have Sex After Having A Colposcopy Test Biopsy

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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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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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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When after colposcopy and biopsy can you have intercourse?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you tell me what the significance is of spindle cells being found in a cervical smear test? I have had colposcopy and biopsy, awaiting results.

Variable.: If the final interpretation is negative for malignant cells, you are ok!
as highlighted in one of the replies 'spindle' cells just reflect the shape of cells, which may be benign or malignant (and may be epithelial or stromal from deeper tissue). If malignant, usually it is keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma with 'fiber' cells. Other malignant causes are very rare (e.g. Sarcomas, melanoma, mmt ). ...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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I had a total thyroidectomy in january. Recently my pap test came back with agus cells, so i had a colposcopy & biopsy. Is pregnancy still possible?

Yes indeed: Congratulations on your focus both on getting good health care and your desire to become a mother. The biopsy results will determine whether there's anything in the endocervix that needs to be treated -- chances of a lesion requiring hysterectomy producing only "agus" are low. Be sure to maintain your thyroid medication through your pregnancy. ...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.

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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Abnorm pap and + HPV test then colposcopy and biopsy. Result low grade CIN 1 cervical dysplasia. Chemical peel done and flouroplex prescription vag. What is it?

Abnorm pap and + HPV test then colposcopy and biopsy. Result low grade CIN 1 cervical dysplasia. Chemical peel done and flouroplex prescription vag. What is it?

Blocks DNA: The drug blocks synthesis of dna in rapidly dividing cells (pre-cancer cells). Did they put that cream on the cervix, though? I haven't heard of that management for cin 1. Most doctors will watch cin 1, according to guidelines of asccp: http://www.Asccp.Org/portals/9/docs/asccp%20updated%20guidelines%20%20-%203.21.13.Pdf
and then go to "figure 13". ...Read more

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How soon after having a colposcopy can I have sex?

Depends: if you had biopsies you should probably wait a week. Intercourse too early might cause you to bleed. if no biopsies were taken no reason to abstain from sex ...Read more

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How long till you can have sex after a colposcopy?

Varies: Most women do not need to refrain from relations after a colposcopy, even if biopsies were taken. You should only wait if your doctor told you to at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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