Alternate Names : Cervical Cone Biopsy, Cervical Conization
What happens later at home?
Some light vaginal bleeding and discharge may be normal for up to one week
a cone biopsy. A sanitary pad may be used as needed for bleeding. Sexual
intercourse, douching, and tampon use should be avoided for at least one week.
This allows the cervix time to heal. There may be slight soreness or discomfort
in the vagina for a day or two after the biopsy.
Results from the cone biopsy are usually available within one week. If
cancer of the cervix is detected, treatment options include further
surgery, radiation therapy,
chemotherapy, and biological
response modifiers such as interferon.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
Complications of a cone biopsy are rare but may include bleeding, infection,
and allergic reaction to
anesthesia. Any new or
worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.