Colposcopy Weds- only 19, very nervous.
I've been looking for a place like this for a few days now. I'm 19 years old and just got my second abnormal pap back a week ago. My doctor scheduled a colposcopy with biopsy for this Wednesday and I couldn't be more nervous. I'm not worried so much about it hurting, but I can't help but fear that the cause of the abnormal results is HPV. My mother had cryo done on her cervix several years ago and eventually had a hysterectomy to avoid having full-fledged cervical cancer. Although I've only been with two sexual partners, I am so worried about having contracted HPV (not the type that causes warts, as I do NOT have those). If anyone could walk me through the colposcopy and biopsy process a little, that would be so fantastic. I've read up on it on the internet, but it all seems so impersonal. Can anyone offer me any words of advice or reassurance? I quite honestly am losing sleep over this! (I'm aware that's ridiculous!)
Thanks in advance,