Re: Strange Pap
Hi Shisslak, if you go to a gyno (as opposed to a GP or FP), then it is possible he did an ECC and a cervical biopsy (then again, a GP/FP might be able to do those two tests, too - I don't know). Do you know if he used a colposcope during the exam? I don't know anything about the endo biopsies. I had a uterine biopsy, but it was during my cold knife cone, so I was completely knocked out and don't know how that feels any differently from how it feels when you have the cone, D&C, and uterine biopsy done all at the same time.
I suggest you call the doctor's office tomorrow morning (Wed) and ask what procedures he did while you had your exam. Also, when those results come in, ask for a copy. It will tell you what samples were taken, what tests were run, and what the results are. While you are on the phone with the office, ask when the results will be back. Ask if the office staff will be in the office even when he is on vacation. Sometimes they are. Ask if you can get the results even if he isn't in the office. (Yes, I am chalk-full-of-questions. I'm a teacher. Asking questions is what I do best! hahahaha)
Otherwise, I don't know about why he was down there for so long. I assume he was being thorough and covering all concerns/worries/tests while he was down there.
The scraping furthing up *does* sound like an ECC. Mine hurt so much I sat up on the table (and I'm usually pretty long-suffering). The pain was gone within 30 seconds or so, and the residual "ache" lasted a little while. I'm sure you've read enough of my story to know that I am REALLY glad she did that painful test. Seriously.
I hope you have a good long weekend (I'm assuming you are off at least part of the rest of the week)! Take care of yourself and let us know how things go, ok?!
Last edited by Mod-S4; 12-27-2008 at 08:01 PM.