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I'm still feeling bad 5 days after my colposcopy, biopsy, and cuterage my symptoms are nausea, tired, and sensitive stomach especially after a meal, is this normal?

I'm still feeling bad 5 days after my colposcopy, biopsy, and cuterage my symptoms are nausea, tired, and sensitive stomach especially after a meal, is this normal?

I'd say see your Dr.: It may be normal to feel nausea and sensitivity after all these procedures, but they should subside after a week or so, and if you don't feel better soon, like in a couple more days or so you should see your doctor soon, to be sure no damage was done during those procedures you had. If there was an unintended woung made, you might have internal bleeding, so is good to see your dr. If not better. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Does either a colposcopy or biopsy hurt?

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?

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 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

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What are the risks of a colposcopy and and small biopsy done with it?

Minimal: Colposcopy is putting viegar and rthe cervix and looking with a magnifying scope. The biopsy takes a small piece of the cervix. It can bleed a liitle. Rarley anything bad happens. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding usually last after a colposcopy with a biopsy?

How long does bleeding usually last after a colposcopy with a biopsy?

Less than a day: Usually it is very light and less than a day. It helps to rest if you are having more bleeding and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What can go wrong after colposcopy, biopsy, then cauterazation, that would cause so much pain?

What can go wrong after colposcopy, biopsy, then cauterazation, that would cause so much pain?

Need more info: This complaint can be a marker for something serious. Please consult with the physician who did your colonoscopy to get an answer to your question and do it NOW! . ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy done with biopsies taken a week ago. I'm still bleeding;; especially heavily in the past two days. Is this normal?

Family practice: Was there bleeding before the bx. What was found. You need to f/u with your dr. Some bleeding is expected but sounds like you have more than you should have. ...Read more

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Hi there, I had a colposcopy/biopsy on the 12th of Oct and only really started bleeding on the 19th. Bleeding gets heavier daily, is this normal?

Hi there, I had a colposcopy/biopsy on the 12th of Oct and only really started bleeding on the 19th. Bleeding gets heavier daily, is this normal?

Not normal: The bleeding from the colposcopy biopsy should have occurred immediately after the procedure if at all. Contact your GYN MD for further assessment. ...Read more

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Are most colposcopys and biopsies covered with insurance? . I have blue cross blue shield federal with a $25 co-pay. Can you give an estimated price.

Are most colposcopys and biopsies covered with insurance? . I have blue cross blue shield federal with a $25 co-pay. Can you give an estimated price.

Don't know: You will have to ask your doctor about the estimated cost. This varies from region to region and doctor to doctor. Insurance coverage varies widely and that question would be best answered by your insurance company (there should be a phone number for questions on your card) or the human resources office at work. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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During a colposcopy, is the number of biopsies taken an indication that there is higher risk of something being wrong? Like 4 samples? I know it vari

Not necessarily: The areas of biopsies are guided by the gross appearance of the colonic mucosa...that is why the colonoscopist has to have a good background on the gross pathology of the colon mucosa or wall. ...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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Is it unsafe to have colposcopy and cervical biopsy while pregnant?

No: Colposcopy and biopsies on the outside of the cervix are done in some circumstances during pregnancy. They are generally safe for you and your baby.

Don't be surprised if you have a little spotting after the procedure. ...Read more

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Would endometriosis or fibroids be found during a colposcopy and biopsy?

No: A colposcopy is for evaluating the cervix and vagina for abnormal appearing areas that could be dysplasia (pre-cancer cells), typically done after an abnormal Pap smear. ...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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How painful is it to get a colposcopy with biopsy on the cervix?

Not very painful: 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 are some problems that occur with cervical biopsy and colposcopy?

What are some problems that occur with cervical biopsy and colposcopy?

Bleeding: Bleeding and pain can occur if a biopsy is taken. Otherwise, the risk is minimal. Rarely, if the Acetic Acid is used incorrectly, chemical burns can result. ...Read more

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What does brown discharge means after 3 months of colposcopy and biopsy?

It may be old blood: It might be old blood, but after three months it should not be related to the colposcopy and biopsy. Advise your Colposcopy MD of this occurrence for his/her answer. ...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 got hvi virus detected after colposcopy, biopsy is negative. What to do? Tahank you

HIV: If you mean hiv, this is a very treatable condition and you should be seen by a physician or clinic that deals with this illness. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a colposcopy biopsy does the biospy get rid of the abnormal cells?

Identifies bad cells: 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

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