So I discovered there is an option for a “soft” biopsy during colposcopy and am wondering if people have heard of this? I had a pap that was abnormal, and since just over 40 said I had to do colposcopy and biopsy - regardless of if they saw lesions. which I though was weird? Why not re-pap?
Anyway I was terrified of the surgical biopsy’s and did research - there are “brushes” that do cervical and endo-cervix biopsies - they are as accurate according to studies. So it took me forever to track someone down who does but he told me it’s covered by insurance and works. I asked why anyone would do the other and he said because doctors are used to using the forceps or punch. This is absurd to me. Until I found out they use the forceps over again so it saves money where as brushes are one time - but they cost like 5 bucks! Women’s health seems so not compassionate - no man would be asked to have a “snip” of skin - forget about the fact it’s internal- without pain control. Anyway my rant. But I just had colpol and soft biopsy and it was like a pap. No bleeding or cramping. i had to have the clinic order it ps but confused. Seems ideal but also want to know if anyone knows about this?!?