It's almost been a week since my cone biopsy...the anticipation and anxiety, are getting increasingly worse, although no matter what the outcome is, I know I'll have to deal with it one way or the other. My question to you all is: My next doctors appointment is May 12, I had my biopsy on April 22nd, does it really take that long to get the results? I can't remember what the doctor said. Also, if they come in earlier than the almost 3 weeks I have to wait, if its something bad will they wait to contact me until my appointment May 12, or will they call me right away....seems like they would call, but I don't really know about that either.
Thanks for answering in advance, I could call the doctor, but I've really been enjoying the "doctor-free" environment, and occasionally get the "willies" about it, like now. Otherwise, I try not to think about it, at least for now anyway.
Also, I have some clear, watery discharge which I'm assuming is from the cone biopsy it has a mild odor. Is this normal? Sould I be concerned?
Firstly thank you for you message in other post thread. I probably can't really help you in answering your question properly as I think things are a little differently done here is Aus. But in saying that, I waited one week to go back for my results of my biopsy in all cases.
As for the watery discharge, I would say that it is relatively normal, plus the odour is as well. I would only be getting concerned at a later date and if the odour became really offensive. (May indicate infection) At this point i wouldn't worry.
I'm sure you will get some clearer answers from some of the other ladies.
I wish you a speedy recovery and a good outcome. I will join you in the waiting for results club for the moment...I get my results this friday. All the best.
Hi there! In my opinion most tests I've had haven't taken as long as they've said. For example, I was told my colposcopy results would take a week so I waited a week. Then I asked for a copy of my pathology results. It showed they rec'd/ logged the specimen in the next day and faxed the results to the office the next day so we're talking 2-3 days. I think the extra time is "office time" meaning they get the results, the dr has to review & sign off, recording and then calling/ scheduling follow up. So I wouldn't hesitate to call if you want to know. It puts you on their radar. As they say "the squeaky wheel gets the oil" That said, i've only had a colpo so perhaps its different for other procedures.
I had my cold knife cone on April 4th. I called the doctor's office on April 11th to get the results (1 week later). My follow up appointment was for the 18th (2 weeks post cone, 1 week after I got my results by phone).
I also had a water discharge for about 2 weeks. It finally cleared up.