Just following on from my last post guys.
I went for colposcopy on Tuesday after having received abnormal cervical screening results of high grade severe dyskaryosis and HPV positive.
I was so nervous about going for the procedure but the staff were so lovely and they helped me through every step of the way.
I went alone.
I was offered the opportunity to ask any questions before the procedure and I just wanted to know what I think everybody does ‘if you see cancer will you tell me?’ To who she replied ‘yes I will tell you’.
I then undressed from the waist down behind a curtain and put on a gown, got in the stirrups and tried to relax. I held the nurses hand throughout. As the colposcopy began I was offered the chance to look at what the camera was capturing on screen but I only managed to glance at this a rare few times. (I am a fainter and I didn’t want to risk it!)
It was confirmed that I had some severely abnormal pre cancerous cells on my cervix which needed to be removed there and then. I approved and the LEEP went ahead.
I had 3 anaesthesia injections in my cervix. The first 2 we’re uncomfortable (I wouldn’t say painful) and the third I didn’t feel at all. They then put pads on my legs as they use some sort of electrical current to remove the abnormal cells. Removing the cells took a matter of minutes and all I felt was pressure - no pain
Then they cauterised the bleeding and I was all done.
I felt a little shaky after and a little tender afterwards but all in all, I was fine
Now I’m just waiting for results from biopsy. I feel this is the worst part… waiting!
I’m 5 days post LEEP now and I’ve had cramping, brown watery discharge and spotting so far. Oh and today I passed a few black clumps which I’m sure is normal.
I’d love to know how your procedures have gone and how long you waited for results from colposcopy biopsy?
Thanks for taking the time to read x