I feel dumb asking this, but can anyone tell me about a colposcopy. I have to have one and am scared of whether it is painful or uncomfortable
I don't know much about the procedure.
Mar 12, '04
I had so many colp with cryo that I lost track (had TAH in 96 for several reasons including repeated bad Paps). I was and am a wimp, they hurt and I didn't feel well enough to go back to work for 2-3 days.
My 23 yo daughter has a very gentle GYN (he is my Gyn also and he really is good, he has done Paps on me and I didn't realize he had started until he was done and pulling his gloves off).
She a bad Pap after my grandson was born. She is pretty high strung and anxous, for that reason her culp with cryo were done under sedation and it went fine. She was sore enough afterwards she was glad she had sedation and greatful for the post procedure Percocet.
I don't know if it is any comfort to you or not but when my daughter had hers the Gyn told her that almost 90% of "bad Paps" in women under 30 are due to HPV and rarely recur with adequate treatment.
Last edit by kids on Oct 6, '04