Hi everyone, I'm on the fence about whether I should get a colposcopy now or a pap smear in 6 months. I'm 27 years old and am HPV free, but have ASCUS cells. Im thinking the ascus cells could be from when I had hpv? I'm in a committed relationship with the same guy for nearly 3 years too. I have insurance, but the last time I had a colposcopy with biopsies, it cost me nearly $1100.
2017 - HPV+ with mild dysplasia
2018 - HPV+ with mild dysplasia. I went in for a colposcopy where my obgyn did 2 punch biopsies.
2019 - HPV cleared, but my annual pap showed ASCUS cells.
My obgyn suggested that I do a colposcopy because of my past results, however she was open to the idea of me coming back in 6 months for a second pap smear (which would cost me somewhere between $100-200). I find colposcopies to be uncomfortable and was able to tolerate the last one - the biopsies only felt like a minor pinch, but I'm an incredibly anxious person.
Has anyone been in a situation similar to mine? Thanks!