What Should I Know About Cervical Biopsy?

Q:

I am suspected to have cervical cancer. My doctor will take a sample of cervical cells from my body the day after tomorrow. What should I know about it before the procedure?

A:

You mean you are going to have a cervical biopsy, a surgical procedure, during which the doctor will remove a small amount of tissue from your cervix, the lower, narrow end of the uterus located at the end of your vagina.

You should understand how to prepare for it. For your own sake, you can’t have sex or douche 24 to 48 hours before a colposcopy or cervical biopsy, for these activities may lead to an inaccurate test result.

In most cases, women feel little to no discomfort in a cervical biopsy. Some doctors ask their patient to cough while they are taking the sample to relieve the discomfort it causes. But during the several days after the procedure, you may feel a little pain or discomfort.

 

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