It's Bloody Painful

About three months ago, my doctor told me that I had an abnormal pap test. She scheduled a colposcopy. That is where they go up the vagina with a camera, checking the cervix and uterus for any signs of cervical cancer. Four days ago, I went into the Woman's clinic to have the colposcopy. I was practically in the waiting room for a good two hours. Finally, my name was called and I went in to have this test done.



I saw my actual cervix and wow, it was nothing like I pictured. The doctor was explaining what everything was and what he was looking for. He said that there wasn't anything unusual, thank god, but he did take a sample for analysis anyways. Now when I said sample, this isn't an little swab like the normal pap test we get every year, this was a complete chunk of cervix.

I was told that I was going to experience some cramping but oh my god, this isn't some, this is a lot. It's nothing that I have ever felt before. I am sore still. Nothing works to get rid of these cramps. I can hardly eat too. The funny thing is that when I was at the clinic, there were so many women having this test done. I wonder if I am the only one having this pain?

I recently got my results back from the Colposcopy and the lesions that were found were benign. Thank goodness!

eastsidechick eastsidechick
26-30, F
4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

I have a colposcopy coming up in January and I'm really nervous about it. I didn't become sexually active until very late in my life, so I never had a pap before. I finally had one last month, and it came back abnormal. I'm really scared that I'll be infertile or that they'll find something more (cancer). I wasn't really sure how painful it would be to have a biopsy done, but judging from your story it sounds pretty bad. I did read somewhere online that you can take Ibuprofen before your appointment to help with the pain, so I'll definitely be doing that. I'm really glad that your colposcopy came back benign... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the same result.

I know there must me a lot of women that have had them but judging from the fact that I am the only one in this group, not a lot of women talk about it.

Sounds ******. But if there were a bunch of other chicks in there, then no, you probably aren't the only one.

if it continues go back to that doctor or see your gynocoligist