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How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Immediately

A colposcopy is usually done in the office.
Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either.

In brief: Immediately

A colposcopy is usually done in the office.
Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either.
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Usually one day

Most people are able to return to work the day after a colonoscopy.

In brief: Usually one day

Most people are able to return to work the day after a colonoscopy.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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