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A cervical biopsy is a test done for the diagnosis of diseases related to the cervix. The test is done if an abnormality is detected during a routine screening. It helps in detecting precancerous cells in your cervix.

What Is A Cervical Biopsy?

A cervical biopsy is a procedure that helps in finding precancerous cells and diagnoses cervical cancer. Your doctor can order this test for diagnosing some diseases, such as genital warts or growths on your cervix.

What Are The Different Types Of Cervical Biopsy?

A cervical biopsy may be done in different ways. They are;

Punch biopsy

It is a process in which a small piece of tissue is removed from your cervix by using an instrument. Your doctor may use a dye to stain the cervix so that he can easily view the presence of abnormal cells.

Cone biopsy

In this type, a large piece of tissue is taken out from the cervix using a scalpel. It is done under general anaesthesia.

Endocervical curettage

In this process, the doctor will use an instrument called a curette. The instrument has a small hook at one end. It is held in hands to remove tissue from the area between the uterus and vagina.

Your doctor at Apollo Kondapur will choose the right method depending on your symptoms and reasons for doing a cervical biopsy.

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How to Prepare For A Cervical Biopsy?

Your doctor can ask you to visit the outpatient department a week after the commencement of your menstrual cycle. The doctor will ask you to stop any medication that may interfere with the procedure.

You also have to avoid using medicated vaginal creams and tampons at least a day before the procedure. Also, avoid sexual intercourse before the procedure.

Some types of cervical biopsies need general anaesthesia. You have to stop eating or drinking anything for at least 10 hours if your doctor plans any such procedure for you.

On the scheduled appointment, your doctor may ask you to take a pain killer before starting the procedure. You also have to carry sanitary pads along with you as you will have light bleeding.

Bring a friend or a family member with you who can drive you back home because you may feel drowsy if general anaesthesia is given.

Your doctor will also ask you to limit your activity if you had a cone biopsy. It may take a few weeks until your cervix gets healed. You can resume your daily work and diet unless your physician tells you to avoid anything.

What Are The Risks Associated With A Cervical Biopsy Procedure?

A cervical biopsy is a safe procedure. The only risk associated with the test is light bleeding. Some other risks include the following:

  • Infection of the genital parts
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Your cervix may become incompetent after the procedure which can lead to premature birth
  • In some women, a cervical biopsy may lead to infertility
  • If you have been suffering from a pelvic inflammatory disease, you should wait for a few days till the infection gets clear.

A cervical biopsy is a small surgical process. In this process, a small piece of tissue is removed from your cervix by using an instrument. The tissue is used for the diagnosis of diseases related to the cervix. It is a safe procedure and helps in the early diagnosis of cervical cancer.

1. Why do I need a cervical biopsy?

Your doctor may order a cervical biopsy to find diseases of the cervix if an abnormality is detected during a pelvic examination. A cervical biopsy is also done after finding an abnormal pap test. It helps in the early diagnosis of high-risk cells found in your cervix that can lead to cancer.

2. What should I do if my cervical biopsy is positive?

Your doctor will make a suitable treatment plan if your results are positive. If cancer is detected, surgery is planned to remove the uterus.

3. How much bleeding will I experience after the procedure?

You may experience very light bleeding after the procedure. The bleeding occurs in spots and will stop in a day.

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