- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Many times. The exam with a colposcope requires a bigger speculum. So you feel spread from coast to coast, but not painful. The biopsy, depending on the kind, can range from “wait, you did it already?” to “I almost kicked you just now, glad it’s over.” ….very minor. Rough cramping at times after but not the worst by far. I have had only TWO regular paps my whole life. I joke with my doc that it’s “my room.” Lol… in all those exams, it has always cleared up on its own or been a false read. I have a complicated cervix. Good luck to you.
I remember feeling super upset and emotional, but its so common and can easy clear up on its own. After my colposcopy and leep I’ve had normal paps for 5 years ( and counting) Breathe!!!!I would also reccomend taking the rest of the day to recover- I did not feel like doing anything. ( again this was more the emotional stuff lol)
Also I wish I had talked to more people- seriously everyone and their mother has HPV lol. I didn’t and it would have been really comforting to hear how common it is and that it does clear up for most <3
Good luck bee you will be just fine!
I had 1 two years ago and I completely freaked out too but when I started asking my friends about it, so many of them had one done after an abnormal smear test.
I specifically requested a female doctor and she allowed me take a Valium beforehand but after having it done, if I had to get another one, I wouldn’t bother with the Valium. It was just like a slightly more uncomfortable smear test.
I have had one. I won’t sugar coat it, it is very uncomfortable. They scrap your skin and take samples. You also can’t penetrate your vagaina for about a month until it heals. So no tampons, sex or taking out the scab that falls out from the sample location. A little Too Much Information, but you will be okay. You will be back to normal before you know it and they will just monitor you every 6 months for the next 2 years or so. –hugs– It will be okay and you should definitely share it with your husband. If not just for support 🙂
I think we should be talking about this bee! So many women have this.
I had a colospocy and then a cervical biopsy as well, this was over 7 years ago and I’ve been totally fine ever since and have gotten a pap yearly.
Don’t stress about it!
OMG you guys – I just got home from the appointment and it was AWFUL. It was way more painful than I thought it would be. They had to do a biopsy of my cervix and of the cervical canal and I was in so much pain. I took 2 advil beforehand but that didn’t seem to do much for me. Thank god my husband went with me and was in the room with me to keep me calm.
Just got home and I’m posted up on the couch with heating pads and advil nearby. I’m so glad it’s over but…ugh.
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