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colposcopy??

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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hello i am wondering if anyone has ever had a colposcopy... I am supposed to have one in a few months and i am very scared about.. I also have to have a biopsy done.. My cells came back abnormal and high grade..Ive done alot of research on the internet but would like some info from ladies who have had one done.

 

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IHeartDraven
by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:13 PM
I did. It's been quite a few years ago. I was biopsied at the same time as well
It starts off a lot like a pap...they used an iodine solution that was a little uncomfortable but not bad. The biopsied pinched a little but again nothin bad. I took a little ib profen
I ha some cramping and mild bleeding after.
I ended up having a LEEP done a few weeks later and I've never had another abnormal pap

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bigmama423
by Liz on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Know nothing about...
Good luck though!!
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Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM

My sister had several done, she has cervical cancer.  She says that it's pretty painless and takes about 10 min.


EireLass
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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Yes. In the past 2 years I had 5. Reason? Because I was diagnosed the same as you. She was talking about the LEEP procedure or removing my cervix, etc. I wanted to hold off and see if we could 'cure' this thing.

I removed all chemicals from he home, all BPA's (that's a key one), only ate organic food, made most of my own food, bought everything I could from local farmers. I took Vitamin D every day. I smoked a specific strain of MJ (afghan koosh)...2 puffs, 4 out of 7 nights/week. GONE!!! :o)

momma1225
by New Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Thanks Ladies monkey

aJiG827
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Don't be nervous. If you go to a good dr, they should help you try to relax.The colpo itself is just looking at your cervix through (what we used to call) "vagina binoculars". lol It's like a microscope. They'll spray your cervix with vinegar to see if any abnormal cells turn white. If they're concerned at that point, they'll do some biopsies. The biopsies feel kind of like a pap, but a little more intense. Since it's a couple months away, and you're already worried, you could get super worked up about it, but it's best not to. Just remember to breathe. I used to assist in performing them frequently. Just make sure you've eaten something before you go in for your appt. I can't tell you how many women threw up/passed out because they didn't eat before hand. 

emilyelephant
by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Yeah, it's pretty much like a pap smear but longer and the biopsy is a little pinch, uncomfortable of course, but not painful.  I spotted for a few days.  I was sceduled for a LEEP but found out I was pregnant a few days before, and my pap during pregnancy was normal, so it wasn't resceduled

merryvoice
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM
When I first got married, I had pre-cancerous cells, so I had colposcopies for six months. It was 12 years ago so I don't remember a lot, but I do remember discomfort. It helps to relax, if you can manage to do so, and take Ibuprofen beforehand. Good luck!
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momma1225
by New Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM

 ok thanks alot...I was supposed to have one done while pregnant but chickened out ofcoarse because i didnt know if it would effect baby... but should they of done a pap at my six week pp appt to follow up and see if everything went back to normal.?

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Don't be nervous. If you go to a good dr, they should help you try to relax.The colpo itself is just looking at your cervix through (what we used to call) "vagina binoculars". lol It's like a microscope. They'll spray your cervix with vinegar to see if any abnormal cells turn white. If they're concerned at that point, they'll do some biopsies. The biopsies feel kind of like a pap, but a little more intense. Since it's a couple months away, and you're already worried, you could get super worked up about it, but it's best not to. Just remember to breathe. I used to assist in performing them frequently. Just make sure you've eaten something before you go in for your appt. I can't tell you how many women threw up/passed out because they didn't eat before hand. 


 

md_1015
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:09 AM
It isnt quite a scary as it seems. The worst part of the whole thing is a little burning discomfort from the iodine solution they use. But that is really nothing. Just take ibuprofen about a half hour before and you should be perfectly fine.
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