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How does a colposcopy biopsy compare to inserting an IUD - in terms of pain?
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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