I had it done years ago (2003ish) for abnormal cells. It was uncomfortable, but it was done in her office. The stuff they put on your cervix after was kinda gross, It was like coffee grounds coming out :( LOL. Nothing but normal paps since, and I went on to have 2 healthy pregnancies after.
I had it done about 10 years ago. I was given the option of either a local or be completely knocked out. I chose to be knocked out. I was sore and uncomfortable for a day or 2 and spotted about a week. I think they gave me a prescription for loratabs and out of the 30, I took 4. It wasn't too bad. Good luck!
Nothing to be nervous about. A little cramping afterwards and no sex for 6 weeks. Slightly uncomfortable when they do it. Warning though the smell is gross. Ask me anything.
Quoting wymama610:I had it done years ago (2003ish) for abnormal cells. It was uncomfortable, but it was done in her office. The stuff they put on your cervix after was kinda gross, It was like coffee grounds coming out :( LOL. Nothing but normal paps since, and I went on to have 2 healthy pregnancies after.
Oh, and I was scared too. I was only 25 and thought I would be barren at best, and die of cancer at worst. A bit of an over reaction........ It really wasn't too bad and it was good to know they got all the bad cells. You'll be fine!
I will post anon. I am 40. had it done in my early 20's. Very unsettling and stressful but in the end all was well. They told me to take Iburofin an hour before procedure for cramping. They will put something on you cervix to stop any bleeding which is black which you should see after procedure and is nothing to worry about. Think of it is an extremely uncomfortable papsmear. They will remove the tissue and it will be uncomfortable and maybe slightly painful but is really not that bad. Afterwards they will give you a pad to wear in case of any bleeding. I brought my own. I didn't have a lot of bleeding afterwards but I did have cramps. After procedure you can expect a papsmear every 6 months, then once a year. I have never had any problems afterwards. When I was 10 weeks pregnant my cervix was checked to make sure it could handle the weight of a baby which it could. Other than that, all was well. Don't worry. It is nervewracking but it is very common. It won't be nearly as bad as you think it will be.
I've had two, they were both relatively minor procedures. went in early in the morning, they knocked me out, burned out the cells, did a biopsy, and packed me with some kind of clotting agent. I cramped for a couple of days. I had it done on a Thursday, took Friday off, and was back on Monday. I just kind of laid around on Thursday after I got home, took some ibuprofin. the worst part was the discharge afterwards.
unlike another poster, I then had to have a pap 4x a year for the first year, 2x a year for the year after that, then if they all came back clear I could go back to once a year.
I've had two more children since then, but when I went to deliver the first we discovered that my cervix was pretty much scarred shut and had to have a c-section.
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