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I had a colposcopy today and had increasing vaginal burning and itching afterwards. My GYN said it was probably from the chemical cauterization solution used after the biopsies and recommended I take a warm bath to get rid of the excess. After further inspection of my vagina it appears I had a severe allergic reaction to the Monsel's solution. My vaginal wall is extremely wrinkled, tight and hard and extremely uncomfortable. I'm calling the Dr. back in the am. Is this common?
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replied September 18th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
It is not common to have reaction to the chemical used. Few sensitive women can develop allergic reaction to the solution used. Report back to your gynecologist for prescription of antihistamine and topical lotion or ointment to soothe the area. You can apply Caladryl lotion on the outside for relief temporarily until you see her in the morning.
Take care.



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replied November 15th, 2010
Colposcopy solution side effect
I am also having an allergic reaction to the solution. I am having an overall body itching and rash symptoms. It does not seem to be seriously threatening, but can I lesson it some way? It has been a few days...
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replied April 23rd, 2011
infection from a coloscopy?
I had a coloscopy about a month and a half ago. I had my period about 2 weeks later, and used tampons (since my doctor told me I only had to wait 3-5 days). After a day and a half of my period, it hurt so bad to use tampons, that I had to stop. I just finished my second menstrual cycle since the biopsy (and i used tampons again) and ive been getting sharp pains in my abdomen pretty consistently and sharp pains in my pelvis when i pee. Could i have gotten an infection from the coloscopy?
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replied November 2nd, 2012
Hey girls. I had a colposcopy yesterday and today I'm experiencing sever vaginal itching. Is that normal? Help!
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replied October 9th, 2014
worst allergic reaction
I am having the same problem. My gyn said he's only seem this one other time out of all his many years of being a Dr but mine is the worst he's seen. It's literally peeling the skin from the inside of my vagina away. I am miserable and want this nightmare to be over. It isn't enough to have to have a biopsy but of course my body would be allergic to the stuff used around the country. :'(
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