I’m 25, had my first smear in March 2021 and have been diagnosed with HPV positive and CIN2. I had good experiences with my smear and colposcopy, but now I have been told I need a LLETZ treatment. I have a big phobia of needles and so I was wondering whether I could get advice from anyone who has had either local anaesthetic where they numb the cervix with a needle, or whether anyone has had general anaesthetic and been put to sleep?
Im worried that I will panic too much if I see the needle with local, so maybe it’s better for me to go under so that they can carry out the procedure without trying to calm me down?
Any advice would be appreciated. Hope everyone is doing ok