Understanding Cervical Biopsy

Cervical biopsy is a medical procedure to check any abnormalities in your cervix. The cervix is the lower and narrow part of your uterus. This procedure plays a very important role in identifying potential health issues, from precancerous conditions to cervical cancer.

 

The primary purpose of doing a cervical biopsy is to collect a tissue sample from your cervix for testing. This procedure is usually recommended when other screenings, such as Pap smears or colposcopy, indicate abnormal changes in your cervical cells. The collected tissue is then examined under a microscope, medical providers will assess any presence of abnormal cells, determine their nature, and make informed decisions regarding further medical decisions and/or interventions.

 

Types

 

There are different types of cervical biopsies, each does a different job designed for specific diagnostic needs:

 

  • Colposcopic-Guided Biopsy

Often performed during a colposcopy, this type of cervical biopsy involves the removal of tissue from your cervix where abnormal cells are suspected during pap smear or colposcopy.

 

  • Endocervical Curettage (ECC)

In an ECC, a small spoon-shaped instrument called a curette is used to scrape cells from your endocervical canal. This area can’t be seen from the outside of your cervix.

 

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

LEEP combines biopsy and treatment by using a wire loop with an electrical current to remove any abnormal tissue. This procedure is useful during diagnosis and/or the removal of precancerous lesions, if any.

 

Process of Cervical Biopsy

 

  • Preparation

Before the biopsy, your medical provider/s will inform you about the procedure, address any concerns, and may advise you to avoide certain activities.

  • Procedure

You will be positioned similar to a pelvic exam. Using a specialized instrument, a small tissue sample is collected from your cervix. This process might cause mild discomfort or cramping.

  • Post-Biopsy Care

You may experience light bleeding or spotting after the procedure. Resting and avoiding strenuous activities are typically recommended for a certain period after the procedure.

 

Cervical biopsies are very important in determining the presence of any abnormal cells, which can guide medical providers in making informed and sound decision about further treatment. Results from the biopsy, which may take some time to process, are discussed in detail during a follow-up appointment. Depending on the findings, additional procedures or treatments may be recommended to address any of your identified issues.

 

With this, cervical biopsy is an important step in the diagnostic journey for women’s health, offering valuable insights into cervical abnormalities. While the procedure may seem intimidating, its importance in early detection and intervention cannot be overstated. Regular screenings and prompt follow-up care is important to ensure that any potential issues are identified and addressed effectively.

 

If you have issues and/or problems with your reproductive organs and you need a pelvic ultrasound and eventually a cervical biopsy, You can talk and/or consult with our GYN in Brooklyn. Also, it is important that you get a proper and correct diagnosis for your condition . At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we provide women with quality health care services. To schedule an appointment, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at http://www.gynecologistbrooklyn.com/.