In-Office Surgical Procedures
A colposcopy is often the very next step when you have an abnormal pap smear. While the first thought of many women is often - cervical cancer - fortunately, the majority of abnormal pap smears are caused by inflammation or vaginal infection.
A colposcopy is a very simple 10 to 15-minute procedure. It’s performed in our office, much the same way as a pap smear.
The procedure begins by applying a vinegar solution to your cervix. Then, your doctor will use a colposcope, which is basically an electric microscope, to view your cervix.
If any abnormal areas are noted, a tissue sample or biopsy will be taken and sent to a lab for evaluation. You can expect your results in approximately 7 working days.
You'll be happy to know that the colposcopy itself a painless procedure. However, due to the mild cramping that may follow the exam, it is often advisable to take ibuprofen (with food) an hour before the procedure.
Please avoid strenuous exercise or intercourse for approximately a week after the procedure. Baths and showers are permitted. Please also note that this exam cannot be performed if you are currently on your menstrual cycle.
Endometrial Biopsy is performed in the comfort of our office.
If you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, our provider may perform an endometrial biopsy to investigate the cause of the bleeding.
During an endometrial biopsy, tissue samples are taken from the inside of the uterus, using a thin, hollow catheter.
Because this procedure can cause momentary cramping, we suggest you take ibuprofen (with food) one hour prior to your exam. Fortunately, the cramping is often short-lived and subsides quickly.
It's important to note that your period may be heavier than usual following the procedure. Also, you should not douche or engage in intercourse for five days following the biopsy. Bathing and showering are permissible.
Do you suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding? An endometrial ablation is a remarkable procedure that is often an excellent alternative to a hysterectomy.
This simple procedure does not require any incisions and is performed in the comfort of our office. Best of all, the downtime following the procedure is quite minimal.
Please talk with your Doctor to see if this procedure is right for you.
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