I am 24 years old and had my first smear test a few weeks back which came back showing CIN 3, severe dyskariosis. I was referred directly to colposcopy for treatment which I had a couple of weeks later, Thursday just gone. My sister also had to have treatment following her first smear and my mother has had the lletz loop done on more than one occasion. So I was well clued up about the treatment and aware of the fact that CIN 3 is not at all diagnostic of cervical cancer so that has not been a worry for me. Of course I was squeamish about the procedure but watching a Youtube video of it being done was actually really helpful. The colposcopy and loop went well, I saw the area of cell abormality just below the little hole that is my cervix. They then turned the monitor away and gave me the local anasthetic. However the nurse doing the procedure was noticably a bit panicky, started saying something about it being too close to the vaginal wall and then she swapped over with another nurse while they said that I had an extremely small cervix. The next nurse pulled out the small loop and it was over and done with in seconds. In fact I couldn't believe when she said she was finished because it was nothing! The most painful part was the local anasthetic!
So I have rested for 3 days. All I've done is house work and some grocery shopping, I was even afraid to drive over speed bumps for the first day incase my whole uterus fell out of my cervix or something horrible like that. I had no pain really but was extremely squeamish about what I'd had done. Anyway several hours after having the loop done I fainted and lost consciousness twice in my apartment, luckily my mum was there. After my fainting episodes I threw up all over the floor and then I was right as rain. I put it down to not having eaten for a few hours and making myself feel gross about the procedure. Also the next day I attempted to go to the shops for some food, felt nauseous all the way there and decided not to go in and drove all the way back home.
Yesterday, 2 days post loop, I noticed some little clumps of tissue coming out of my vagina into my underwear. It looked like scar tissue or dead tissue or something, and smelled very metallic. The colour was dark pink/brown and it was stretchy. Along with this I started to bleed, nothing heavy, just like a very light period. Little enought to only need a panty liner. Quite a big clump of the dead tissue type stuff came out this morning, about 1cm in diamater I would say.
Has anyone else had this?? I did go to the DR after my fainting episode and she felt my tummy and took my blood pressure and said everything seemed fine, to go to the walk-in centre over the weekend or A&E if I was bleeding heavily.
I am back to work tomorrow and not looking forward to it one bit. Luckily because of when my appointment fell I had a full 3 days off to recover. My boss is aware that it will be light duties only, but I work in a veterinary hospital and am always going to be on my feet and running around no matter what...
I just want to go back to normal and not feel like I've been brutalized any more. I want to be able to walk my dog (she is a 30kg German Shepherd who pulls on her lead and the nurse advised me not to walk her) and go walking/jogging again as soon as I feel ready to do so. I really wish I didn't have to have this done, and they don't even tell you about the increased risk of late miscarriage or premature labour and the possible complications that arise from this procedure. I mean I know it was necessary and obviously much better than developing cervical cancer later on, but it still makes me sad that my lady parts will never be the same again.. And it's going to be horrible the first time I have sex again which believe me I won't be doing for a long long time....
I guess I just feel like I need some support from others who have gone through the same kind of thing because the guy I was seeing before I had this done (he has now been chucked!) told me I was milking it and that he and his ex were having sex again within 4 days of her having one done, and sent me a lot of horrible text messages (to do with 'sizzling' and ;Dr Death up in my shit' need I say any more...) so he has created a lot of anxiety around this for me unfortunately... :(