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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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 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

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