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Colposcopy hell/I need support please

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Scarlettdreams
Colposcopy hell/I need support please

Hello everyone. I'm back here posting again. Brief story: pap in 2018 came back positive for high risk hpv. Got colposcopy done and it turned out to be CIN1 and chronic cervicitis. Watch and wait approach. My follow up pap came back ASCUS and high risk hpv and chronic inflammation/friable cervix that bleeds to the touch. That was in March 2019.

Fast forward to today: I went to a new gyno appointment just to see where I stand and what to do since last pap was also abnormal. She recommended me a colposcopy right there and then to see how things are currently looking. The first time I got the colposcopy back in September 2018 it just felt like a mild cramp and when it was over I was good to go.

However today it felt really painful. I was moaning in the chair and she was asking me if it hurt too much. I said just a little. Once she was over I felt fainty and I couldn't hear the nurses around me talking to me and asking if I was ok. They gave me some alcohol to smell and I sat down waiting for it to pass because I couldn't even walk or speak properly. The doctor quickly left anyway and so did the nurse because they have other patients to assist. I know they aren't supposed to be there for me but I felt so lonely and horrible inside that cold room with no one there for me for emotional support at least. I guess the doctors get desensitized after so many cases of the same thing. Or they get annoyed.

I have passed out before for other reasons and this felt exactly the same. People were looking at me weird because I was putting my head and leaning against the wall while touching my pelvic area because of the pain. I didn't care tho because I felt so bad. After I paid and headed out of the office I immediately started sobbing uncontrollably in my car. Idk why this happened but I'm guessing it's because of all the stress this whole ordeal has caused in me. Maybe all my emotions came out after that procedure was done. 

Has anyone ever felt this way before after a colposcopy? Feeling fainted/emotional?

Now I gotta wait for 3 weeks for results. Very scared what the outcome might be...

Lotty9000

Hi

Its not uncommon to faint after having any treatment or disturbances to your cervix. It’s known as a vasovagal response. It feels awful though and quite frightening but should pass relatively quickly. 

I had a slight reaction to my last treatment, having a repeat tomorrow so hopefully I’ll not faint!

Take care xxx

11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma 

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

Scarlettdreams

Thank you for your reply. My symptoms lasted around 5-10 minutes in total. I hope your treatment goes well tomorrow! May I ask what is exactly the treatment you're having and for what? Wishing you the best.

Lotty9000

Hi

My first LLETZ on 1st May was for an abnormal smear. They picked up CC in this but thankfully early stage. The repeat LLETZ today was to check the cervix for any further malignancy so the next step can be planned. 

I have to say I’m sore just now but hopefully settle soon xxx

11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma 

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

Scarlettdreams

I'm very sorry that they picked up CC in your biopsy. I wish for this second lletz that you had to remove all the remaining cancer cells and that you don't have to get more treatment. May I ask what exactly said in your abnormal results? Mine said ASCUS the second time it came abnormal and I'm freaking out waiting for the results of this last biopsy. I will get them on July 3rd. Sending you hugs xx. 

Lotty9000

Hi 

I had 2 areas removed by LLETZ 

1 area had high grade CGIN and CIN3, clear margins totally excised.

The other area had high grade CGIN, CIN 3 and Villoglandular adenocarcinoma 2.5x5mm present at the Endocervical margin.

Because it’s an adenocarcinoma this is cancer in the glandular cells of the cervix, it can often be found in more than one place so multi focal. I will have a hysterectomy to prevent recurrence but this second LLETZ will let the doctors decide which type.

I don’t actually know much about ASCUS

Good luck xxxx

11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma 

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

Apix

I felt faint after a biopsy. Nothing too drastic just light headed and I put it down to being on my back legs I the air! 

Following my biopsy I had to go in for LLETZ under local anthestic. I took time off work only to be told by the nurse she thought it was best to do this under general another time because I felt faint.

Id explained about having to take time off and was disappointed I had to reschedule. I asked if it was absolutely necessary to go under general, so she said she was concerned I might start fitting half way through the procedure which is dangerous for me and her! I felt like a potential burden so had to reschedule for the following week. 

Procedure went ok, didn’t fit in theatre lol. Waiting for my results... 

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