Colposcopy. Anyone had this test done- and what came of it?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I had one at 17 after my very first pap smear ever came back abnormal. I was super nervous too! My sister went with me to help ease my nerves. I didn’t look at the device used and just breathed through it. I didn’t really notice any pain, but was a bit crampy after. Everything came back perfeclty normal after it. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

SweetBeets:   *hugs*   I had a colposcopy after an abnormal pap, and it turned out ok.  With your history I can understand your concern.   Try to keep your mind on other things, easier said than done, Thursday will be here before you know it, and then you will have the results.  Please keep us posted.  I’ll be thinking of you and hoping for the very best outcome for you.  Hang in there!!  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hey there, sorry you are going through this. I haven’t yet had a colposcopy but I am in a similar situation to you,  I recently had an abnormal Pap test result, although my doctor said my test indicated cervical leisons (wtf), so that and a family history of ovarian cancer means I have to go back for amother test in a few months, and depending on the result of that, I could be looking at a colposcopy too.

It’s easy for doctors to say “no need to worry yet” but it’s really quite a worrying situation. Fingers crossed for your result to be non-cancerous!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If the cells are what they call “pre-cancerous” IT IS NOT cancer. It just means the cells have mutated and if left untreated, could potentially in time develop into cancer. I’ve had 3 colposcopies, a cryo and recently a LEEP.

CIN I is mild changes, CIN II is moderate changes, CIN III is severe changes in the cervical tissue.

You’ll get results for CIN I, CIN II or CIN III if they are in fact “pre-cancerous”. I’ve had CIN I twice, first time I had a cryo done. Paps after were then normal. Had CIN I again afew years later and took a wait and see approach, they did a re-pap after 6 months and it was clear for 2 years. I then went from normal to CIN II in a year. That’s when they did the LEEP. My follow up pap was clear.

I’m now 6 months pregnant and monitored closely because of the LEEP but haven’t had any issues whatsoever, baby is healthy as can be.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

SweetBeets:  I’ve had about 3 or 4 of them (and biopsies taken at each one as well) after an abnormal pap and then each time I had a follow up colposcopy the OBGYN could see abnormal cells visually too so I kept having to go back for regular check ups. Biopsies were luckily always clear so after the last one he told me I could go back to my regular paps. Last pap was ok but I have to go annually rather than every 2 years.

 

I find the colposcopies uncomfortable but necessary of course.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

SweetBeets:  I was diagnosed with dysplasia and type 18 when I was 19. I had my first colposcopy at 24 with no cancer so my doctor chose to do watchful waiting. I kept having papa with dysplasia every 6 months and a colposcopy every year or two until I turned 29. At 29 my colpo came back with cancer cells so my ob/gyn ordered a LEEP procedure. It sucked but my paps have been good since then.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

P.S. I studied up and since LEEP is minimally invasive your chances for pregnancy should be okay. I was really worried too.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’ve had two colposcopies in the span of six years following an abnormal pap each time. But, I had normal paps otherwise. Also, i had a perfectly healthy pregnancy, with a perfectly healthy baby girl. Take a breath. I was so scared the first time. I was just 18 and had one partner. The words pre-cancer rang in my ears for so long. Everything turned out fine, and I was better prepared the second time. I’ve been good to go for four years. 

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