When I had the laser done it was a fairly new procedure at our hospital. The gyno who did it said he was actaully doing it for the 14 time on me. Anyway, he must have been good because it worked.
They put you in the stirrups and drape a gown as usual. Then the area was frozen. I remember a nurse standing beside all the time asking if I was OK> I was not dopy or anything like that though. I was fine. I can see how some women could be a bit uneasy though.
There is a chance of a bleed, but that did not happen to me. After the procedure I waited in a reclining chair with juice and cookies for 1/2 hour. That is to make sure there is no bleeding.
Yes , you will be wearing a pad. There is a discharge for about 3 weeks. I was told the 13th day was critical because that is when the scabbing breaks away and you could have another bleed. Did not happen to me.
But on the 15th day I justed to bleed---not realizing that was my period---I was a bit scared. But all was OK>
You will need the pad for 3 to 4 weeks. NO SEX at least until you see the gyno again. In my case that was 6 weeks later. Just like when you have a baby. Things could be a bit different in your area. I had mine done a few years ago. There is a bit of cramping but nothing unbearable. I actaully drove myself there and home. Although legs were a bit shaky for a while walking to car.
After I thought about it, and had it done, I realized it was really no big deal.
I know some women who have had it done say they really had bad cramps for a couple days.
Good luck with yours and let us know how it all goes.