What Are the Risks and Complications of a Cold Knife Cone Biopsy?

While generally safe, a cold knife cone biopsy carries some risks and potential complications, including:

  • Bleeding: There may be significant bleeding during or after the procedure.
  • Infection: There is a risk of developing an infection at the biopsy site.
  • Cervical Stenosis: Narrowing of the cervix, which can affect menstrual flow and fertility.
  • Preterm Birth: In future pregnancies, there is a risk of preterm birth due to cervical insufficiency.
  • Pain and Discomfort: Some patients may experience pain or cramping after the procedure.