Problems from the procedure are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will review problems that may happen, like:
- Excessive bleeding
- Results that are difficult to interpret
Smoking may increase the risk of complications.
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
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