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Colposcopy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call your doctor if any of the following occur:

  • If you experience heavy bleeding (more than 1 pad every 2-3 hours), or if bleeding lasts more than 5 days


  • If you develop a fever, worrisome vaginal discharge, or increasing or continued pelvic or abdominal discomfort for longer than 24 hours after the exam

With colposcopy, complications requiring emergency care are rare. If you experience severe abdominal or pelvic pain, dizziness, uncontrolled bleeding or fever, seek immediate help at the nearest hospital's emergency department.

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