Colposcopy is a safe procedure that carries very few risks. Rarely, complications from biopsies taken during colposcopy can occur, including:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pelvic pain

When to call your doctor

Signs and symptoms that may indicate complications include:

  • Bleeding that is heavier than what you typically experience during your period
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Severe abdominal pain

Call your doctor if you experience any of these signs and symptoms after your colposcopy.

May. 16, 2014