What a wonderful forum! This has truly been a God send to me recently. I've not posted but have been reading whilst awaiting my colposcopy and it's been so helpful.
So, first post, and I'm hoping somone could help me with a query.
I recently had a colposcopy, during which the consultant took a biopsy. I am currently awaiting the results of it and obviously going completely out of my mind with the wait.
In the meantime I've been trying to educate myself. I know pre-empting and googling are dangerous things and everyone keeps telling me to "just take one step at a time", but it simply isn't how I work and having an idea as to what I might encounter makes me feel slightly less helpless.
I keep coming across information regarding biopsys, cone biopsys and LLETZ and whilst I understand what they are and what they are used for, I'm confused about the circumstances they're used in. Some people seem to have been given a cone biopsy for example as a 'first step' whilst others seem to have just a biopsy, and others have all 3 at one time or another.
Could anyone please clear this up for me?