(Closed) TMI maybe…but I need to know.

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hi laurn,

I’m also wondering about this. I am due to have a colposcopy later this month (i had low-level abnormal results in may) and I have delayed it as long as possible as its summer and i don’t want to really have to worry about it. If anyone has any more information about this i’d be grateful too. Doesnt really sound like fun. 

 

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had one almost 2 years ago and please do not freak yourselves out over it.  I had an irregular pap due to HPV and was a nervous wreck until I went in.  It’s somewhat similar to a regular pap except they have to take extract a sample.  My appt was just like a normal one, clothes off, feet in stirrups, etc.  I won’t lie and say it didn’t hurt but it is not nearly as bad as you are thinking.  To me it felt like a very sharp stab for a couple seconds and than I continued to have cramping for the rest of the day so I was uncomfortable.  This was just my experience.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@laurn88:  I’ve had one and I didn’t think it was THAT bad, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you a Valium or something to take before to calm your nerves. I don’t think they would spring it on you, they normally let you know ahead of time if they are going to do a procedure.

Post # 7
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241 posts
Helper bee

I’ve had a couple. They’re really not so bad. For me, they gave me some pain pills and a Versed so I couldn’t tell you much! I do remember going into the room and getting hooked up to the monitor. It wasn’t so bad.

Afterwards, something they don’t tell you is that you will…pass gas…A LOT. It’s not gas, exactly, it’s just the air they inject into your colon, but it’s still kind of embarrassing. And you WILL NOT want to hold it in because it will cause you pain, so just let it go! lmao 

It will be fine. Sometimes they knock you completely out, anyways.

Post # 9
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1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Colposcopys aren’t that bad. It’s a sharp pain but it’s really fast. Really no worse than a pap.

Post # 10
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592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had one two years ago to see if my cells were cancerous and I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you…

It was very uncomfortable.  I actually got light headed from the pain and ended up passing out.  Just remember to breath while it’s happening.  The good news is, the whole procedure doesn’t take too long.  Good luck!!!

Post # 11
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have had 4 of them done now, most recently back in may. It isn’t terrible it is uncomfotable and the only painful part is the biopsies and scraping but it doesn’t last long. You will probably have cramping and discharge for a few days after but nothing terrible. I have also had cryotherapy done and will be having it done again in a few weeks, it is pretty uncomfortable as well but also not the end of the world. You will make yourself think it is much worse than it is but it really isn’t as bad as you are thinking it will be.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Hi, I read your post, but I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking for, because you typed, “Coloscopy”…

Do you mean “Colonoscopy,” or “Colposcopy?” I can help if you want details on the colonoscopy! Not so much for the other one. Either way, I wish you luck, and it’s probably not as bad as you imagine it will be.

Post # 14
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368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve had 3, with virtually no pain.  Minor cramping that goes away after a short amount of time/some Advil.  I thought it felt no different than a regular pap.  But like anything, I’m sure it’s different for everyone!

Post # 15
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@laurn88:  Yea the cryo and the colpo are about the same and cryo is a good thing because that means they catch it while they can still fix it, it worked pretty well for me after they found precancerous cells the first time they did cryo and I was able to have my beautiful son and the condition didn’t really get much worse for a few years, now that it is getting worse and the precancerous cells are multiplying they are going to do it again, and with luck it will work just like last time, I will gladly go through a colpo every year and cryo every few years if it means I won’t have to go through chemo…totally worth any discomfort it may cause

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had one a few years ago due to an abnormal pap, and I really didn’t think it was too bad. A bit worse than a pap, I felt sharp pains, but it was over super duper fast (like literally maybe 30-45 seconds, tops). I took some Tylenol beforehand, and had some mild cramping and very light spotting afterwards. 

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