First colposcopy and don't know what to expect

Hi. Iv been having smear test done for the last 3 and a half yrs every 6 months. I’m getting a colposcopy done at the end of the month and I’m petrified. I can’t eat or sleep with worry, I don’t know what to expect. Will it be sore? What will happen? Can I take someone in the room with me? And how long does it take? Sorry with all the questions but I honestly don’t know what todo or who I can ask. I don’t want to worry family members over it so I’m just saying to them that I’m alright with it, when the truth is I’m not coping very well at all.

Hi jo 

Sorry your going through this, I had my second colposcopy and smear yesterday after having lletz treatment in February.

You have absolutely nothing to worry about, I find the colposcopy easier than just a regular smear, your much more comfortable in the chair. It's no different than a smear but they get to look at your cervix magnified with a camera  (the camera does not go inside you) honestly you'll be fine. Feel free to ask me anything you like lovely, an stop worrying yourself now, easier said than done I know.

Hugs kirsty xx

Thank you, can I take someone into the room with me?


Hi Jo

my husband was in the room with me the whole time. He held my hand and watched the screen, he even asked questions. The doctor was brilliant, as was the nurse. They just want to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

I'm having my LLETZ treatment on Thursday and have been told husband can be with me throughout again. It really helped just having him there.

good luck!

Lexy X 

Yes I took my partner in the room with me when I had my lletz, on Wednesday my partner also came in with me again but one of the nurses was holding my hand, they are wonderful.

Good luck for Thursday lexy xx

Thank you so much for letting me know. I feel a bit better knowing that someone can be there with me. Every time I think about it my heary races as if it going to jump out. 

Thanks Jo

My husband came in with me but when he realised he would see my insides on a scream he kinda felt a little bit nausious and sat in the waiting room for me lol. I had 3 lovely ladies in the room with me though so I didnt mind x

Just a little advice, I had my colposcopy yesterday and two punch biopsy's. I haven't slept, eaten and I felt physically sick for days. When I got there I was in a absolute mess. The actual colposcopy was nothing and the biopsy's for me were as painful as a smear. I made the whole thing so much worse for myself and Actualy the nerves are the worst part. I have period cramps today but nothing paracetamol isn't sorting. I don't know if all dr's do t but mine asked me to cough when he took each biopsy and if I truly honest I didn't really feel much. the actual proceedure took about 5 mins but I was in there for about half a hour having a coffee, and my partner came in with me. keep strong and I know it's hard but try not to worry to much, the worry really is the worst part.