Biopsy results are usually available within 1 to 2 weeks.
Before the Procedure
Your provider may prescribe medicine to open your cervix. This makes it easier to insert the scope. You need to take this medicine about 8 to 12 hours before your procedure.
Before any surgery tell your provider:
About all the medicines you take. This includes vitamins, herbs, and supplements.
If you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or other health problems.
If you are or could be pregnant.
If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your provider for help. Smoking can slow wound healing.
In the 2 weeks before your procedure:
You may need to stop taking drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), clopidogrel (Plavix), and warfarin (Coumadin). Your provider will tell you what you should or should not take.
Ask your provider which medicines you can take on the day of your procedure.
Tell your provider if you have a cold, flu, fever, herpes outbreak, or other sickness.
You will be told when to arrive at the hospital. Ask if you need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
On the day of the procedure:
You may be asked not to drink or eat anything 6 to 12 hours before your procedure.
Take any approved drugs with a small sip of water.
After the Procedure
You may go home the same day. Rarely, you may need to stay overnight. You may have:
Menstrual-like cramps and light vaginal bleeding for 1 to 2 days. Ask if you can take over-the-counter pain medicine for the cramping.
A watery discharge for up to several weeks.
You can return to normal daily activities within 1 to 2 days. DO NOT have sex until your provider says it is OK.
Your provider will tell you the results of your procedure.