I am from Vancouver, Canada, and I am not sure how other countries, or provinces manage the care of women with cervical dysplasia.
Recently, I had a pap result that read markedly dyskaryotic cells, and was referred by my GP for a colposcopy. I had the procedure yesterday at the colposocopy clinic that is set up at my local hospital. During the procedure, very little was explained to me, and I was told to "look at the TV set" where there were images of my cervix, and the procedure that was happening. I had punch biopsy's done of the cervix, and after the procedure the Dr. handed me a pamphlet re: the Leep procedure.
My question is: How would the Dr. know that I need a Leep procedure before even sending off, and receiving the cervical specimen results? I felt very rushed! I didn't even have time to ask any questions, and I am a Nurse! I am used to advocating for my patients, asking questions, and educating. But in this instance, I was flustered; the colposcopy/biopsy was done in under 10 minutes, and I was shown the door, and told, "We'll call you in two weeks to set-up your Leep". I don't know if anyone else has had this experience before, but it doesn't give me faith in the health care system established here in Vancouver, and I work in it! I hope that no other woman ever has to feel this way.