Good Morning at Wits End,
My daughter has had atypical cells on Pap smears and I went through all of what you are going through with her.
They waited and repeated pap and the results were the same. Now let me try to relieve some of your anxiety. A coloposcopy is not as bad as some would have you think. It is uncomfortable but when it is over it is done.
Colposcopy, diagnostic technique, involves using a binocularlike instrument called a colposcope to get a magnified view of the surface of the cervix. The examination can be done during a routine pelvic exam. (Source: Brunner and Suddarth, Ninth Edition)
I have had the cervical biopsy in the clinic and the novacaine was the ouch, after that you feel nothing. My daughter had the colposcopy in clinic and she was so anxious I thought she would not be able to walk into the clinic but we both made it.
Results were negative for any cancer on both of us.
Some women are prone to atypical cells, they can have clear Paps and then have an atypical again so it is just fine to be concerned and anxious but don't dwell on the worse, stay in the middle of the road.
Take care of you and many hugs coming your way.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
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Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
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