There is a small chance that the cervix or uterus could be
punctured during the biopsy. Bleeding or a pelvic infection is also
After the test
You may feel some soreness in your vagina for a day or two. Some
vaginal bleeding or discharge is normal for up to a week after a biopsy. You
can use a sanitary pad for the bleeding. Do not do strenuous exercise or heavy
lifting for one day after your biopsy. Do not have sex, use tampons, or douche until the spotting stops.
Follow any instructions your doctor gave you. Call your doctor if
- Heavy vaginal bleeding (more than a normal
- A fever.
- Bad-smelling vaginal discharge.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 22, 2012
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