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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?

Bleeding & infection: Biopsy will leave a wound on the cervix which usually takes about two weeks to heal. If you have sex right after the biopsy, it would the same as hitting any other area that was "damaged" by trauma. It is likely to bleed and you may introduce infection. Would be advisable to wait a couple of weeks. ...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

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