Biopsy of cervix

Biopsy of cervix is an invasive diagnostic procedure that removes the surface  layer of the mucous membrane of the uterus and cervix in diagnostic  (disease detection and diagnosis) purposes   and is sent to a pathohistological (PH) analysis. The procedure lasts  between 15 and 30 minutes, and the results of the pathohistology will be  completed in 5-7 days.


  • This intervention is done in diagnostic (disease detection) purposes.
  •  For diagnostic purposes, there are: abundant and / or frequent  bleeding, menstrual bleeding, suspected malignant tumor of the uterus  (pathological finding of PAPA test or colposcopy), ultrasound of  suspected pathological changes in the uterus.


You  will occupy the same position as the gynecological examination. If the  procedure is performed in general anesthesia you will not be conscious.  After adequate preparation in general or local anesthesia,  doctor  introduces an instrument called the speculum into the vagina to see the  uterus of the womb. Afterwards, dilates the cervical canal, and then a  special instrument of a certain size (kireta) takes a sample of the  tissue of the cervix and uterine cavity by “peeling” the mucous membrane  of these structures.


Complications are rare and may include: uterine wall cleavage, cervical injury, scarring on the uterine wall, infection.


To  perform this intervention, you must first do a colposcopy, a Pap test  (the result should not be older than 6 months), a cervical smear and a  vaginal secretion (the result may not be older than a month). If the  procedure is performed in general anesthesia, an internal review is  required.


  • After a day or two you can return to your usual daily activities.
  •  The period of the next menstrual bleeding can occur earlier or later  than expected and bleeding may be more common than usual (you can safely  use tampons).
  • You should abstain from sexual intercourse for  the next four to six weeks in order to reduce the risk of infection  after a procedure.