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After the Procedure
Following the colposcopy, you should wear a sanitary pad. Small amounts of bleeding may occur for 3-5 days. You may see on the pad dark fluidlike material, sometimes green, resembling coffee grounds. The fluid is normal because you are expelling the solutions used during the exam. However, you should avoid douching, sexual intercourse, vaginal medications, or tampons until the bleeding stops.
Diamond Vrocher III, MD
Mark J Lowell, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Steven L Bernstein, MD
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