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Colposcopy (cont.)

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, fluid 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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014
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Literally translated, colposcopy (colpo: vagina; scope: to look)means to look into the vagina.

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