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I had a colposcopy 3 days ago, i'v had light thin brown discarge (which im aware is expected) but today some weird looking discarge came out when i peed. It was pretty gross looking, it almost looked like a mass of tissue, it was brown and thick (thick as in you could hold it) it also had what looked like dried hardened blood in it. it kinda worried me becasue i wasn't warned about it and it was pretty unusual looking. Anyone know what this could have been? i'v searched the internet and couldnt find anthing about it! Thanks
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replied March 6th, 2009
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My daughter recently had a colposcopy (6 days ago) and tonight she passed something that sounds like what you had. We couldn't find anything on the web either...except for your question. I guess it is a result of the colposcopy since you both are seeing it. Try not to worry. We're callling her Gyn tomorrow and will try to remember to post if we get an answer. God bless...
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replied September 10th, 2012
Thank you all for this! I seen that tissue/cord thing and freaked out.ntm it smelled really bad! But I'm so close to cancer all this scares me already,I didn't know what was going on and knew I'd be awkward to tell a doctor or nurse this over the phone.I almost went to E.R. gotta love the internet Smile
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replied March 8th, 2009
thank you so much for responding! i'm relieved to know i wasn't the only one. Everything since then has been fine with me thankfully, if you happen to find out please let me know! hope all is well with your daugter as well.
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replied March 20th, 2009
I just passed the same thing and was incredibly worried about it... hence the google search! both of your postings have made me feel better. whew! thanks ladies!
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replied March 30th, 2009
Wow - I had the same thing last night after my colposcopy and cervical biopsy Friday. I'm amazed at the posts on this and other boards by women who have had large "tissue" like discharges, yet we were never told to expect this. I do feel better now knowing that this is "normal" but I wish this had been explained!
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replied April 11th, 2009
Colposcopy last November
I had a colposcopy last November since I have had alot of discharge continuously since that has a slight cheesy odor...does anyone know if this goes away? Its driving me nuts
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replied April 14th, 2009
Colposcopy Discharge
I just had a colposcopy yesterday and had a huge tissue come out tonight when I went to the bathroom. It looks like tissue paper that is dyed yellow with dark blood blobs inside. I called my doctor to make sure I was ok. There was nothing on my post colposcopy sheet about this!
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replied August 2nd, 2011
I had a colposcopy and cervical biopsy 4 days ago. Its my third one, and I usually experience thin brownish discharge for a couple of days, but today I had a solid tissue-like discharge that had me very freaked out until I read these posts. I, too, wish I'd been warned about this. It was thick, yellowish, with what looked like a skin or mushed up tissue paper, and was rippled.

Did anyone get an explanation after following up with their doctor?
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replied November 24th, 2011
question in resp0onse
did your Dr. say it was ok...? did they put your mind at ease?
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replied May 12th, 2009
My experiences
I've had 2 colposcopies (about 9 months apart) and the following have occured both times and I have been told by my doctor are completely normal. Basically it is your body trying to heal from a cut (literally) and that part of your body is forming "scabs" and the skin in sloughing off...

- brownish/pink discharge
- large tissue masses (sometimes with a little blood-looking color)
- bright yellow color for the first day or so (this is because of the dye/iodine they use to stain the skin and heal the wound)
- not-so-pleasant odor

In my experience this generally lasts about a week and then slowly goes away. I would guess if I had true blood or this lasted longer than a week I would def. call my GYN. Hope this helps!
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replied February 26th, 2012
Thank you! I have been experiencing what I thought were unusual side effects from a LEEP procedure. I was worried and upset. Your info was so helpful. My doctor also did not mention that I cous expect large tissue masses as discharge. Thanks again! You helped make me feel less stressed!
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replied May 17th, 2009
Thank you RRRRRRR!
Thank you so much for posting what your doc said about the weird tissue-like discharge. I went on a web hunt since I am experiencing these alien blobs dropping out of me post colpo and biopsy, which was 3 days ago. I came across many gals during the search who complained of the same symptom and saying the doc never warned of this...but you were the only one who actually had an explaination form the doc, and that made me feel so much better. Thanks a bunch!! Smile
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replied June 29th, 2009
I had the same thing happen to me, and after reading these posts and a bunch of others on different sites, I am a bit dismayed that these apparently normal after-effects are not routinely described to patients post-procedure. Then again, my post-colposcopy sheet was last updated in April of '99. Hopefully getting the results this week.
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replied June 30th, 2009
Thanks for all these posts! I was really worried when I had this extremely bizarre discharge that looked like skin with dried blood pieces inside that smelled gross. So disgusting! My doctor did tell me that I would have strange looking discharge but she didn't mention it would consist of tissue and blood a week after my biopsy. These posts make me feel better.
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replied July 2nd, 2009
I was glad to find this. About 7 years ago, I had a colposcopy. My doctor told me that he was going to put some medicine inside me to keep me from bleeding and sent me on my way. Later that night, I had a lot of cramping and brown discharge. I felt something weird come out and went to the bathroom. I found a sack with what looked like an umbilical cord and a mass of brown and black cells attached to the cord. It smelled horrible! I showed it to my husband to see if he thought that I'd maybe been pregnant and had a miscarriage. We both agreed that this looked to be a miscarriage, and we got a box and buried the "baby" in the back yard. I'm still not certain even after reading these posts that that wasn't what it was. None of those sound exactly like what came out of me, but it sounds closer to what I experienced, rather than what my doctor said I would. Anyone else have a cord attached to the cells and a sack? I found out I was pregnant with my second child about a month later.
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replied July 17th, 2011
I had the SAME thing, a cord and all but seriously doubt i was pregnant and miscarried. Does anyone els know what it could be?
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replied July 17th, 2011
I had the SAME thing, a cord and all but seriously doubt i was pregnant and miscarried. Does anyone els know what it could be?
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replied August 21st, 2011
This was exactly my first thought, having had miscarriages in the past. Then I decided that would be highly improbable due to the birth control and not having had intercourse yet since the birth of our youngest. My doctor did give me a little bit of a heads up. She said I would have discharge that may smell for a few days and there may be some tissue (I didn't realize possible masses). She also told me that the stuff they use to stop the bleeding from the biopsy "looks like mustard going in and coffee coming out". I wish I had been slightly more prepared as to the tissue mass, I nearly threw up.
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replied October 4th, 2012
Colposcopy tissue discharge
My doctor said the same thing even showed me the mustard like cream on the swab before he used it and described what I could expect as discharge as ground coffee. So 3 days later when the "coffee" was accompanied by bad smelling tissue I was totally freaked! Hence why I am on this site today. Reading these made me feel better
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replied October 26th, 2012
I had a colpo and biopsy approx 4 years ago and I don't remember cramping much or really anything more than a little spotting. However, today I had a colpo and a biopsy, she said it bled quite a bit so I was assuming there would be a little more spotting this time. She did not tell me what the substance they place to stop the bleeding would look like coming out. Or about small lumps of tissue/scab whatever it is. I'm reading all of these posts and I'm almost angry that so many of us were not warned of this when it seems to be such a common thing?? I'm hoping tonight was the worst of it and it will get better.
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replied September 14th, 2011
colposcopy skin discharge
I just had mine done on Fri for the 1st time. Mine too looked as if there was an umbilical cord attached. I actually pulled on it & it didn't want to seperate from this sac like thing. when i finally did get it seperated from it there was some boney fragments in it & i wasnt sure if this was the area where the dr. took the biopsy & it may have just been thicker tissue or that it may have been trying to heal back quicker in that area. for some reason i believe it was an umbilical cord. my baby is now only 3months old and i had a c-section so I wasn't sure if this was just partof that coming out of me. it's also my 1st baby so i didnt know what to expect. but i know that the dr.took a urine sample that day to see if i was pregnant & i'm not sure if they find out the same day or if they actually send it out to see if i would have been pregnant. i was so scared that this thing was coming out of me that i actually took several pictures of it in case someone may want to see it. i know it was pretty sick to look at but my husband was sleeping & gets grossed out by these things. so i needed proof of it in case i needed to show the dr or someone.
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replied October 16th, 2011
OMG, that's exactly what I thought instantly after what came out of me almost 2 days after my colposcopy. Mine was pretty much as long as a worm and there wasn't just one.....two. I freaked out, put mine in a baggy and kept it. Called the doc and she said it was "normal" but I don't really feel comfortable with that answer. I'm having slight stinging(like there's soap there that I can't get out). I just keep reassuring myself that the pregnancy test they took before the procedure was correct! Hope you're better now.

Thanks for all the feedback!
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replied October 20th, 2011
I had the same thing happen tonight. Had a colposcopy 2 days ago. Tonight had a large, horrible smelling brown discharge in my underwear and when I wiped myself, there was a large wad of what looked like wet brown paper towel (like the kind in a public restroom). There were clumps of black blood inside and around the wad. I freaked out and called my mom, who is an LPN, to come and look at it and she thought right away that it was a miscarriage. I myself put it in a baggy and am calling my doctor tomorrow. It was the grosses thing ever and about made me throw up too!
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replied October 20th, 2011
I had the same thing happen tonight. Had a colposcopy 2 days ago. Tonight had a large, horrible smelling brown discharge in my underwear and when I wiped myself, there was a large wad of what looked like wet brown paper towel (like the kind in a public restroom). There were clumps of black blood inside and around the wad. I freaked out and called my mom, who is an LPN, to come and look at it and she thought right away that it was a miscarriage. I myself put it in a baggy and am calling my doctor tomorrow. It was the grosses thing ever and about made me throw up too!
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replied October 22nd, 2011
For those of u that passed a tissue looking item
I had a colposcopy 2 days ago and I just had the same thing come out of me I can almost 100% tell u it is def not a miscarriage it looked EXACTLY as u are describing. I don't know who ur doctor is but they should have done a pregnancy test on u. My husband had a vasectomy I had a blood test done the day before that was negative and I passed the same thing u did. I freaked out at first too but miscarriage never even crossed my mind I thought my cervix was shedding things it wasn't supposed to be. Mine was a little bigger than a half dollar sac and a tail looking thing but I don't know if any of you have really looked at an umblicial cord but u would have 2 sacs on each side if u passed a baby one being the baby the other being the placenta. Mine smelled like copper and vinegar. I am 100% sure I didn't miscarry and if I had a picture I would post it gross as it is cuz It is exactly as u all are describing. So Hope this helps with all or u that think u had a miscarriage.
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replied March 1st, 2012
So you did have a miscarriage? I had the exact same thing and swear it was more like an ambiotic sack then some blood clot or something.
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replied July 18th, 2009
I am pregnant and had my colposcopy about 2 days ago. I had a thick sheet of yellow about one inch wide and one and a half inches long with some small black dots and a thin line of white mucus around the edges almost as if the doctor had left some kind of medical patch in me. I have had some pain in my lower abdomen but I have just assumed it is gas from my pregnancy. I called ask a nurse and they contacted my OBGYN. I did save the tissue sample but after the nurse had called me back she had told me it is called monsels solution and is perfectly normal.
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replied August 25th, 2009
Colposcopy
I had a colposcopy and cervical biopsy done 2 months ago and am sooo relieved that I wasn't the only one who didn't feel prepared for the recovery! My doctor told me to expect "some light darker brown than normal discharge"... they didn't tell me I'd have cramping, bleeding, nausea and vomitting. I guess my circumstances were just a little different... I ended up having a total of 5 pap smear/speculum appearances in just 2 weeks, and when I had my colposcopy, despite being on birth control, my body went into shock and forced me to have an almost 2 week "period". I was terrified and slightly frustrated with my OB-GYN... especially cuz I've loved him ever since I started seeing him! I do have a question though... it has been 2 months since I had the procedure, and I've had 2 "normal cycle" periods since, but the discharge from both of them have been a lot darker, thicker tissues discharges and I'm just wondering if anyone had that... I know that within days of the procedure that was normal, but it has happened both periods since. I'm planning on calling my gyno tomorrow but I'm having trouble sleeping and when I don't sleep, I worry! Hah, so just wondering if anyone else has any information to put my mind at ease.
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replied November 15th, 2009
colposcopy side effects the docs dont tell you about
I had a colposcopy done this last friday and had a large piece of tissue come out while peeing.I have had cramps ever since.I am so glad that this appears to be normal, and the docs don't warn you about something so horrible
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replied November 20th, 2009
thank god I found this site. I was about to go to the emergency room. I had a colposcopy 4 days ago. It is 2:00am in the morning and I just went pee. What came out of me sounds much worse then the above but I don't feel I need to go to the emergency room and feel a bit more relaxed after reading your posts and will wait to talk to the doc tomorrow. What came out of me (so sorry for the description but I think women should know in case it happens to them) is a tissue the size of my hand. Seriously! It is very thick and has lines on it. basically it is the inside wall of my vagina. My doc DID NOT tell me this would happen. If it wasn't for your posts I think I would have been in the emergency room right now!!! This is the ONLY site that I found with this topic so thank you and I think I'll go back to sleep...
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replied June 29th, 2012
post-colposcopy
This happened to me too. This is from the medicine the put inside during the procedure. I was not warned in advance either but after speaking to my doctor it is normal and expected. Would have been nice to know in advance.
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replied November 20th, 2009
colcoscopy biopsy and cervical polyp removal
wow ladies,

we need this information before we go home from the hospital and have to deal with this sort of thing alone -i had my colposcopy with biopsy and polyp removal on monday, today is friday and whilst at work (!) in the bathroom i felt a sensation and had a very dark brown-black 'material' exit when i wiped, really shocked me, so i googled it straight away when i got home, to read all your experiences, phew, glad we can share!
the lady who mentioned a 'cord' with discharge - this may be a polyp as these have stems and a 'growth' sack which are gernerally benign but can growth out of the cervix and inside the vaginal wall. My polyp was within the cervical opening and was removed on the spot at examination, although without anesthetic, and my body went into shock - i was violently sick and faint for 24 hours.

a colposcopy is not pleasant and i have been advised to 'take it easy' for a week, but the internal wounds from biopsy can realistically take 3 - 6 weeks to heal fully so take care for longer! results back in 2 weeks - good luck everyone!
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replied February 28th, 2012
Pain after a week..is it normal
Thanks a bunch! I had the exact same thing! at first i thought it was like a piece of a baby or something and it does take longer to heal....i had mine last week thursday, along with a cervical biopsy and almost a week later i still have sharp pain in my side and still cant work out or experience pain when walking fast or standing too long..is this normal?
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replied December 4th, 2009
Thanks ladies for the information. I also had a colposcopy done on Tuesday, and today I passed a large mass of tissue, which I was not advised about by my doctor. The only thing she said I would pass would be discharge that looked like coffee grounds. Finally, I also experienced burning when I peed for 2 days.
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replied December 5th, 2009
discharge
Helllo,, i just had sex with my boyfriend bled ( not my first time )but had only came off my period a day before and i was stinging after sex , now i am having brown discharge should i worry?
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replied December 12th, 2009
Tissue-like discharge port colposcopy biopsy
I am extremely relieved that I was able to find this post. I had my colposcopy and biopsy done on the 2.5 days ago and my ob/gyn just told me to expect a few spotting and coffee grind like discharge. I started to freak out the next day because I noticed a few tannish tissue-like stuff coming out. As you all mentioned, my doc did not mentioned this side-effect. Also today when I went to urinate, I got scared and was planning on heading to ER because a large tissue-like discharge (size of a baby's fist) came out.
Thank you all for posting your experiences. I now feel more relieved.
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