Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Frequently Asked Questions - Specialty Services

FAQs - Specialty Services
How is a colposcopy performed?

The colposcopy is performed in the office and takes about 15 minutes. We examine the patient's cervix under magnification, rinse the cervix with several solutions and obtain very small biopsies after using local anesthesia. Patients might have some light bleeding afterwards with some mild cramping, but can resume normal activities immediately. Results take a little over a week.

What is involved in a LEEP?

Our doctors administer a local anesthetic (lidocaine) and perform this brief procedure. We remove the abnormal cells and some of the surrounding cervical tissue. Afterwards, patients might experience some discharge, bleeding and cramping for a couple of days, and they are asked to refrain from sexual intercourse for two weeks following the procedure.

Can I resume normal activities following an endometrial biopsy?

Yes, this is a very common procedure done in the office where we obtain tissue samples from the lining of the uterus. Patients might feel cramping during the procedure and some mild cramping and spotting afterwards, but normal activities can be resumed the same day.

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