I have had a date for LLETZ treatment for CIN2 under local anaesthetic but I'm wondering whether to request general instead. I have a needle phobia and always faint after having an injection. I'm generally bad with anything medical and just being in hospitals makes me anxious.
During my colposcopy I was fine until they took the biopsies and then I fainted. The nurse said she would put on my notes that I'm prone to fainting so I was half expecting for my treatment to be done under general anyway.
It's not really the pain I am worried about. I just don't want to turn up after weeks of waiting and faint after the inejction or during treatment and them tell me they can't do it on the day and have to wait again for another appointment. But at the same time I feel that surely the nurse would have recommended it be done under general if they think I needed it and I don't want to seem like a drama queen because I know that's it's only a minor procedure.
I just wondered if anyone has any advice. Did you have local or general, and if I should try and request general?
Also just wanted to say what a fantastic site this is, and the advice on these forums has helped me a lot so thank you!