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You have had a small sample of tissue (a biopsy) taken from your cervix today. A biopsy is about the size of a pinhead. This will be sent to the lab for further tests. The result of the biopsy will show how abnormal the area is and if further treatment is needed
Once your result is available you will receive a letter about it. If you require further treatment you will receive an appointment within 6-8 weeks.
What to Expect After Your Biopsy
You may experience slight abdominal cramps for a couple of days. Take simple pain-killers like ibuprofen or paracetamol if required.
Discharge and Bleeding
You may experience a dark-coloured discharge or slight bleeding for a couple of days until the biopsy site has healed.
If bleeding is excessive, for example soaking through sanitary towels, contact NHS 24 / or your local A&E.
A foul-smelling discharge is not normal. Please contact the Colposcopy Clinic or your GP for advice.
Appointments: 0141 211 8146 (9-4pm)
Nurse Helpline: call 0141 211 8130 and ask to speak to a nurse (9am-4.30pm)
NHS 24: call 111
Jo's Trust: www.jostrust.org.uk
NHS UK: www.patient.co.uk
The British Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology: www.bsccp.org