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What is the difference between cryosurgery and cone biopsy?

What is the difference between cryosurgery and cone biopsy?

Great: With cryosurgery, the affected area is frozen, which destroys the tissue. How deep this goes depends on the length of the freeze, although there is a limit to that due to the warming effect of the circulation. A cone biopsy, now done by loop excision, removes the affected tissue in pieces. It has an advantage in that the margins can be examined by the pathologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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What is the difference between a colposcopic biopsy and cone biopsy?

What is the difference between a colposcopic biopsy and cone biopsy?

Size: A colposcopic biopsy involves just taking a tiny pinch of tissue, done in the office as part of the evaluation for an abnormal pap smear. A cone biopsy involves removing the entire center of the cervix with either a scalpel or a thin wire loop. This requires anesthesia. ...Read more

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I had a cone biopsy & d&c 5 months ago. I thought i was pregnant, and now I am bleeding very heavy.

I had a cone biopsy & d&c 5 months ago. I thought i was pregnant,  and now I am bleeding very heavy.

Period?: Are you having your period? Did you do a home pregnancy test to see if you were pregnant and confirm that this is not a miscarriage? A cone biopsy 5 months ago is not related to what is happening now. ...Read more

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Do you get stitches with a cone biopsy?

Do you get stitches with a cone biopsy?

Maybe: Some conizations that are done using a scalpel require stitches. If a laser is used, stitches may not be required. ...Read more

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How long is it for a checkup after a cone biopsy?

How long is it for a checkup after a cone biopsy?

3 weeks: Most doctors have patients come in 3 weeks after the procedure for an exam to be sure the cervix has completely healed and intercourse or tampon use can be resumed. ...Read more

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How is a cold cone biopsy of cervix done?

How is a cold cone biopsy of cervix done?

Scalpel: The doctor uses a scalpel and/or scissors to remove a cone shaped portion of the cervix. He/she may place stitches to prevent bleeding. ...Read more

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What is removed during a cone biopsy of cervix?

What is removed during a cone biopsy of cervix?

A piece of cervix: If you have to have a cone biopsy, it is usually done by the leep method and usually in the office.Rarely it is done in the hospital. I do 99% of mine in office. A piece of cervix is removed and sent to the pathology doctor so he can see whether you just have pre cancer or cancer rarley it is done with a knife and sttiches. In most cases the problem is removed, but you will need more monitoring. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy of cervix?

What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy of cervix?

Big biopsy of cervix: While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough to treat cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Hi, can you please explain if a coploscopy finding is immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes, is this is cance; do i need a cone biopsy?

Seems like..: The findings are positive. Seems like you need a biopsy, and there is no reason to panic. This is not a procedure that is major, and you can know what is really happening and treat it accordingly ...Read more

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Day 15 3 day bleeding. Prior cin3+cone biopsy (1995) all clear since. What questions & tests should I request to ensure thorough check at gynae app?

Day 15 3 day bleeding. Prior cin3+cone biopsy (1995) all clear since.  What questions & tests should I request to ensure thorough check at gynae app?

See below: The bleeding is unrelatded to the pap smear in the past. You should tell your gyn of the history you have so she can decide whehter or not to order an hpv test. She also needs to find out why you are having this episode of bleeding. ...Read more

Cone Biopsy (Definition)

A cone biopsy is a larger form of a cervical biopsy that often removes a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix. Many times it removes tissue that is high in the cervical canal as well as tissue that is on the surface of the cervix. It will often include tissue that your health ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Definition)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal ...Read more