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What are the risks of colposcopy?

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Colposcopy is a routine procedure, and complications are rare, though you might be sore afterwards.

Your doctor may apply a liquid bandage to your cervix after the procedure to stop any bleeding. If she does, you might have brown or black vaginal discharge. It may even look like coffee grounds. Don't worry--it should clear up in a few days.

From: What’s a Colposcopy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Colposcopy (Beyond the Basics).”

Cigna.com: “Pap Test: Should I Have Colposcopy if My Pap Test Shows Minor Cell Changes?”

Mayo Clinic: “Colposcopy.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Colposcopy (Beyond the Basics).”

Cigna.com: “Pap Test: Should I Have Colposcopy if My Pap Test Shows Minor Cell Changes?”

Mayo Clinic: “Colposcopy.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

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