l have been reading many brave ladies stories lately.
Are there any ladies out there who found the colposcopy and treatment painful?
l do not wish to scaremonger, as know the procedure is OK for most. l think it's so important to get screened. l just was not prepared for it to be so painful!
l had to have 5 local anaesthetic injections and could still feel the pain of the treatment / biopsy. My sister went through the procedure for ClN3 with one injection and did not feel any pain apart from the needle. l wonder if my body takes time to feel the numbing effect of anaesthetic? The injections felt fine-but the rest.....
l had the treatment yesterday. My smear showed borderline changes & high risk HPV. In the 1st colposcopy the consultant said it all looks in line with the smear, but the biopsy result in a letter later showed ClN2. In the Loop treatment and further biopsy yesterday, the consultant (different one) also said it appears ok, but then asked if my sisters have pelvic pain, and if l
have pain during intercourse (yes-for 2 yrs). He also asked his colleague if another consultant was available to talk to, but they had finished their shift. Not sure why.
Anyway, despite the worst pain of my life, the nurse was so lovely- l squeezed her hand and cried throughout the procedure, and was given time to recover with tea after. The NHS are amazing. l hope it is all zapped, but my husband and l await the 2nd biopsy result. We want children, and so the consultant did a 'conservative' removal of cells. Fingers crossed. Good luck to all.