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Doctor insights on: Understanding Cervical Biopsy Results

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If my cervical biopsy results haven't come back yet after 4 weeks is this good news like every1 has been telling me? Thankyou

If my cervical biopsy results haven't come back yet after 4 weeks is this good news like every1 has been telling me? Thankyou

Check with doctor: Not having the results is neither good nor bad. Please call your doctor to find the result of biopsy and follow her/his advice for follow up and care. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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I just got my cervical biopsy results and was wondering what does unremarkable squamous mucosa mean? Benign endocervical tissue.

I just got my cervical biopsy results and was wondering what does unremarkable squamous mucosa mean? Benign endocervical tissue.

No tumor: The information you provided means that there is no need for any concern. Your tissues were normal.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does the cervical biopsy and pap smear results take to come out or finished.? I had one done on oct 2nd this year and I have not been given.

How long does the cervical biopsy and pap smear results take to come out or finished.? I had one done on oct 2nd this year and I have not been given.

1-2 weeks: Pap smear results should be back after 1-2 weeks, and may take another 1-2 weeks for the doctor to find time (in between seeing other patients) to review it. A patient should be sure to meet with the doctor in person to get the results, so she can ask the doctor questions if any worries. ...Read more

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My cervical biopsy results said I had a patch/growth on vagina. The doctor recommends surgery to remove it. Could it come back?

My cervical biopsy results said I had a patch/growth on vagina. The doctor recommends surgery to remove it. Could it come back?

It depends...: We cannot tell how it is going to behave and what is the probability of coming back until we know what it is. Usually when the lesion is removed a biopsy is done and they can tell you what it is. Only then the probabilities can be measured. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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What does r87.610 mean on cervical biopsy results? I tested negative for HPV and other STDs. Could it be caused by a yeast infection or hormone change

What does r87.610 mean on cervical biopsy results? I tested negative for HPV and other STDs. Could it be caused by a yeast infection or hormone change

Ask your doc: Obviously a code of some sort. There are loads of numerical codes used in medicine, some for disease identification, some for billing purposes. There is an entire industry that has been built up on codifying medicine. Best ask your doc. ...Read more

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Does a cervical biopsy hurt?

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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How many samples are typically taken for a cervical biopsy?

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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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

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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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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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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 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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Can one use a topical anesthetic for a cervical biopsy?

Yes: A "local" injection-like novocaine in your skin-will probably work better. ...Read more

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I cannot they use a topical anesthetic for a cervical biopsy?

I cannot they use a topical anesthetic for a cervical biopsy?

Biopsy: A cervical (cone) biopsy is a fairly large piece of tissue so a topical is unlikely to help much. Also, the local anesthetic could theoretically change the appearance of cells under the microscope for the pathologist. This is often done under significant sedation of a spinal anesthetic. ...Read more

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Can I go to aerobic or run if I had cervical biopsy 4 days ago?

Not recommended: That is not recommended. You need to take at least a week break, and if it was a cone biopsy, probably longer, more like two weeks. ...Read more

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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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Is cervical biopsy painful? Are they giving any pain killers or something?

Yes, but........: People have different tolerances to pain. A minor cramp to one person may be agony in another. However, if the cervical biopsies are small, the average person experiences a sharp sensation for a second, then a dull discomfort for another minute or two. Consider taking two advils (ibuprofen) an hour or so before. Never hesitate to ask these questions of your practitioner! ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy last week. Its been a week today and I had intercourse. Any risks I a should be aware of?

No special risks: If it has been a week since your cervical biopsy there are no special risks of sexual intercourse other than a slight risk of some post-coital spotting or bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a cervical biopsy done on friday the 6th. Since then I've been having nausea. Is that from the biopsy or is it unrelated?

I had a cervical biopsy done on friday the 6th. Since then I've been having nausea. Is that from the biopsy or is it unrelated?

Something else: A cervical biopsy can sometimes cause cramping or nausea during the procedure or shortly after the procedure. Symptoms occurring after 12 hrs is probably something else. ...Read more

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After a recent colposcopy & cervical biopsy I had a huge tissue sac filled with black stuff come out without warning. What caused that?

After a recent colposcopy & cervical biopsy I had a huge tissue sac filled with black stuff come out without warning. What caused that?

Need evaluation: Did you save the "sac filled with black stuff"? It may be a blood clot. You did not say if it came out of your vagina or rectum. In any case, you need to be examined to determine if there is a lesion either in your vagina/cervix, or colon. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a cervical biopsy done now im having a tissue discharge. Looks kind of like skin and its been going on about 2 days now. Is this normal?

Had a cervical biopsy done now im having a tissue discharge. Looks kind of like skin and its been going on about 2 days now. Is this normal?

Maybe: Sometimes coagulated blood looks like tissue (it's the plasma portion of your blood, that when coagulated takes on a stringy, tan appearance). Cervical biopsies are typically not too invasive, just a pinch or two of tissue. I would be worried if you have a fever or are soaking a pad in 2 hours or less, or bleeding more than a period. Otherwise, weird discharge is probably okay, just blood. ...Read more

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I have had 4 kids vaginally I've had a cervical biopsy a year ago. Sex used to be comfortable but now its sometimes painful and uncomfortable why?!

Dyspareunia: Painful sex (dyspareunia) is a fairly common complaint. Unfortunately, without a thorough history and physical exam including vaginal and possibly further work up, it's impossible to say what's causing it. 4 vaginal deliveries if uncomplicated should not be the cause. Cervical biopsy - why? What was the cause? How did it turn out? ...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