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Cone Biopsy

Cone Biopsy - Symptoms

Cone Biopsy - How to prevent?

Cone Biopsy - Causes and Risk Factors

Cone Biopsy - Diagnosis

Cone Biopsy - Treatments

Cone Biopsy - Post-surgery care

What Can I Expect After The Procedure?

After surgery, you may experience:

  • Mild abdominal cramps similar to menstrual cramps. This may last for a few hours and is easily relieved with painkillers which your doctor may prescribe.
  • Vaginal discharge which may last for up to 6 weeks. This is typically a yellow / brown discharge and may be blood stained. You are advised to wear a liner or sanitary pads.
  • The timing of your next menstrual period should not be affected.

What Special Precautions Will I Need To Take?

  1. Activities
    • You may want to rest after the procedure.
    • You may return to work or your normal activities the following day.
    • Avoid strenuous activities.
    • Avoid swimming for a month.
  2. Diet
    You may continue with a normal diet.
  3. Medication
    Your doctor may prescribe a course of antibiotics.
  4. Sexual activity
    You are advised to abstain from sexual intercourse for a month following the procedure.
  5. Hygiene
    • Avoid tub baths, take showers instead.
    • Avoid douching or using vaginal medications unless otherwise specified by your doctor.
    • Do use sanitary pads until the bleeding stops. Avoid tampons.

It is normal to have slight bleeding or brownish vaginal discharge for 2- 3 weeks following the procedure. Consult your doctor if you experience:

  • Heavy bright red vaginal bleeding (similar to your period) within the first 3 weeks of the operation - such bleeding typically occurs within the first 48 hours of the procedure or 10-14 days after the surgery. It may of course be due to your period. It would however be safer to consult your doctor to exclude bleeding from the wound site.
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge within the first 3 weeks of the surgery as this may be due to an infection.
  • Fever
  • Severe abdominal cramps not relieved by painkillers.

You can seek consultation at the Gynaecological Cancer Centre (Level 1) or at our 24-Hour O&G Clinic (Basement 1).

What About Follow-Up Visits?

After treatment, follow-up visits are necessary to ensure that all the abnormal areas have been treated and that the cervix has healed well. To ensure that you remain well, regular visits are advised.

Cone Biopsy - Other Information

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