Re: Colpscopy in a few weeks....scared!
I has a colposcopy towards the end of April, so I am familiar with it. My OBGYN did it there in the office. Here is what they do:
First, the doc will apply a vinegar solution to the cervix. This does not hurt at all. The vinegar turns any places that are abnormal looking white. Depending on the size of the white area, the doctor may or may not take a bioosy of the places to send off to be tested.
My doctor took two biopsies. One came back negative and the other came back as CIN1. If the doctor takes a biposy, you will feel a slight pinch or a cramp that feels like a menstrual cramp. I felt the cramp. You should not freak out if he or she says that they need to take a biopsy.
The cervix has virtually no nerve endings. Therefore, you only feel the cramp or pinch. It is not like your hand that has many nerve endings.
After the biopsy, they will apply a peanut butter looking gel to the area that they biopsied. This helps to reduce bleeding from the biopsy... you are not able to use a tampon for about a week or two after this procedure. The peanut butter looking stuff with come out, so do not freak out if you see something that looks like coffee grinds that comes out. It is completely fine.