Reasons For Procedure:
- Investigation of diseases of the cervix. Laboratory examination of the removal tissue aids in diagnosis.
- May be done for exploratory purpose for conditions such as infertility.
Risk Increases With:-
- Previous bleeding disorders.
- Use of drugs such as anticoagulants or aspirin.
Description Of Procedure:-
- Most biopsies are performed under local anaesthesia in the doctor’s office.
- A speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold it open and to bring the cervix into view.
- A second instrument is used to grasp the tissue .
- The instruments are removed.
Tissue obtained successfully without complications in virtually all cases.
Excessive bleeding or surgical-wound infection.
- Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from nylon, polyester, silk or other nonventilating materials.
- Use a sanitary pad to protect your clothing. Avoid tampons-they may lead to infection.
- Bathe or shower as usual.
- Don’t douche unless it is prescribed for you.
- Vaginal creams to relive discomfort may be prescribed.
- You may use non-prescription drugs, such as acetaminophen, for minor pains.
- Resume driving 24 hours after recovering from surgery.
- Resume sexual relations 6 week after surgery, if you wish.
No Special Diet
If any of the following occurs:
- You develop signs of infection: headache, muscle aches, dizziness or a general ill feeling and fever.
- Vaginal discharge increases or begins to have an unpleasant odor.
- You experience discomfort that simple pain medication does not relieve quickly.
- Unusual vaginal swelling or bleeding develops.
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