I have to have one on the 19th. I read all the paperwork the Doc gave me about "what to expect" and such. I'm not really scared, but wanted to hear others stories. Bad, good, otherwise.
I've had 2 colposcopys.
It's not bad. If you can, take some motrin 45 minutes before your appointment to take away some of the discomfort. It's basically an extended pap smear. They will put a vinegar solution on your cervix and examine it with a colposcope. They will take a biopsy of any strange looking tissue (highlighted in white from the solution). The biopsy is what is uncomfortable. You will feel some pinching, and a little cramping. But it goes by quickly. After that, you will feel 'weird' down there, but by the next day you should be back to normal.
I had to have a LEEP also, but now - 3 years later - I have had 3 normal paps in a row.
Good luck! If you have any more questions - feel free to join the 'Mom's Fighting Cervical Cancer' group.
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