After a Cone Biopsy
A cone biopsy is a quick outpatient surgery used to find and treat a problem in the cervix. Yourhealth care provider may do a cone biopsy if 1 or more Pap tests and a colposcopy (microscope) exam showed abnormal cells on your cervix. A cone biopsy takes less than an hour, and you’ll be able to go home the same day.
During your recovery
After the surgery has been done, you’ll rest in the recovery area until you’re awake and ready to go home. An adult friend or family member will need to drive you home.
Plan to rest at home for a day or 2.
You may have some bleeding or discharge and mild cramping for a few days after surgery. Use sanitary pads, not tampons, for at least the first month.
You may be given medication to relieve any discomfort
Do not have sexual intercourse or douche for
4 to 6weeks after your biopsy. If the cervix has not fully healed, the tissue could be injured and then bleed.
Follow any other instructions your health care provider gives you.
Getting your results
Your health care provider will get the biopsy results and discuss them with you in about a week. He or she will see you in
Call your health care provider if you have any of the following after your cone biopsy:
Heavy bleeding (more than a pad an hour) or blood clots
Severe stomach pain