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Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Normal

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal.
A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts

In brief: Normal

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal.
A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Colposcopy & biopsy are procedures used to evaluate abnormal pap smears.
Usually the biopsy site is treated with topical medicine to avoid bleeding. The cervix has a good supply, however, so that spotting & bleeding may occur. If persistent, follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy for evaluation. They would want to know if you're bleeding.

In brief: Yes

Colposcopy & biopsy are procedures used to evaluate abnormal pap smears.
Usually the biopsy site is treated with topical medicine to avoid bleeding. The cervix has a good supply, however, so that spotting & bleeding may occur. If persistent, follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy for evaluation. They would want to know if you're bleeding.
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