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Office Procedures

After visit instructions

The day of the procedure:

  1. After on office procedure, spend the rest of the day in bed. Binge a show on Netflix, or read a book or magazine. Get out of bed only to use the bathroom, eat a meal or walk the dog.

  2. Hydrate.

  3. No bathing on the day of the procedure. You can bathe normally the day after.

After the procedure:

1.   It is normal to have a bloody discharge for 1-2 weeks.

2.   No sexual intercourse for 1 week. Outercourse is okay. 

3.   No douching, tampons, or swimming for 1 week.

4.   It is normal to have mild cramping for several days.  

5.   Mild pain can be treated with Ibuprofen or Tylenol. 

Vulvar Biopsy/Breast Biopsy - Special Instructions:

  1.  Apply ice packs to the biopsy site twice a day for 1-2 days.

  2.  If you have stitches: Apply a dab of Aquaphor to the incision twice a day for 1 week. 

  3.  If you notice steri (paper) strips over the incision: they will fall off on their own or you may remove them after 1 week. Apply Aquaphor to the incision only AFTER the steri strips fall off not before. 

  4.  If you have a dressing over the skin, you can remove it 2 days after the procedure. The dressing is waterproof and you may shower with the dressing on. 

-Pathology reports will be available in about 1 week (if a specimen was taken)

-If pain or bleeding please call 914-370-5000 or email Dr. Frey: Michael.Frey@Mountsinai.org. If pain is severe or bleeding heavy please call 911. 

-Get some rest, and take it easy.

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