WHAT IS IT?
Removal of tissue from the cervix
WHY IS IT DONE?
Laboratory examination of the removed tissue aids in
investigation of diseases of the cervix.
Generally done by Obstetrician- gynecologist as an office
procedure under Local anaesthesia
- Before surgery: Pre-op panel with Pap smear
- During surgery: Your doctor may stain the cervix before
removing any sample tissue. Areas that do not hold the stain are the most important ones
to examine. The staining is harmless and painless.
- After surgery: Laboratory examination of removed tissue.
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
- A speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold it open and
to view the cervix.
- A second instrument is used to gather the tissue.
- The instruments are removed.
Excessive bleeding or surgical-wound infection.
- Wear cotton panties
- Use a sanitary pad to protect your clothing.
You may be prescribed vaginal creams to relieve
- If driving, resume within 24 hours after surgery.
- Resume sexual relations when your doctor determines that
healing is complete.
BE ALERT FOR
- Signs of infection: headache, muscle aches, dizziness or a
general ill feeling and fever.
- Increasing Vaginal discharge or with an unpleasant odor.
- Discomfort that simple pain medication do not relieve
- Unusual vaginal swelling or bleeding.