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After a cervical biopsy over a week ago I had sex when the bleeding stopped. It started again and has continued for 6 days. Help cramps, abdominal fever and consistant bleeding. Is this normal?

After a cervical biopsy over a week ago I had sex when the bleeding stopped. It started again and has continued for 6 days. Help cramps, abdominal fever and consistant bleeding. Is this normal?

Vaginal: Vaginal bleeding after sex is often caused by the friction of the penis rubbing against the cervix, so the bleeding is not surprising following your biopsy. However, the cramping and fever are much more concerning symptoms - especially lasting for almost a week. I'm concerned that you could have an infection. You should call your ob/gyne (or the doctor who performed the biopsy) right away. They may want to examine you to determine the cause of your symptoms so that you can have the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 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 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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Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy?

Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy?

Not recommended: I usually tell patients to not have sex for the week following a cervical biopsy or 2 weeks after a cervical procedure like a leep or conization. There is a greater chance of infection and the area may start bleeding more heavily. ...Read more

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How soon after a cervical biopsy can I have sex?

How soon after a cervical biopsy can I have sex?

2 weeks: You should wait at least two weeks so the area heals completely. May may want to ask your GYN for guidance on this as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be spotting 12 days after a cervical biopsy? It didn't show any cancer

Is it normal to still be spotting 12 days after a cervical biopsy? It didn't show any cancer

Yes: Depending on the extent of the biopsy, it can days to weeks for it to fully heal. Usually within 1-2 weeks, most individuals heal up without further bleeding. Additionally, you may have more bleeding if you are on your period. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Can I have anal sex instead of vaginal sex after a cervical biopsy?

Sex question: Of course, yes. Why would you think otherwise? The only recommendations for sex after a cervical biopsy would have come from your doctor, who I would bet gave you some guidelines to follow. ...Read more

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Can anal sex effect the healing process after a cervical biopsy?

Can anal sex effect the healing process after a cervical biopsy?

No, if anal only: If you have anal sex and also vaginal sex together, you could transfer bacteria from the rectal area into the vagina. This could cause the biopsy site to become infected. Unprotected anal sex is considered high risk sex. If it is only anal sex, it should not affect the healing process of a cervical biopsy. ...Read more

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I had sex 4 days after a cervical biopsy and now am bleeding again, what to do if there's an infection?

See your MD: We usually ask patents to abstain from sex after a biopsy as the biopsy site is "raw' and can easily re-bleed if disturbed. Your md can sometimes stop the bleeding by placing a temporary "patch" using silver nitrate or monsel's solution- so give him/her a call. ...Read more

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I have painful cramping after a cervical biopsy performed yesterday. I have leftover naproxen, is this okay to take in this situation for pain? (a21)

I have painful cramping after a cervical biopsy performed yesterday. I have leftover naproxen, is this okay to take in this situation for pain? (a21)

Yes: It is not uncommon to have cramping after a biopsy. You may also have bloody discharge. Any non-asperin (you don't want to inhibit clotting) pain medication or anti-inflammatory (NSAID) would be fine. ...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 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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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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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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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

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