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Old 10-08-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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I had a pap come back abnormal last week and received a call from my doctor stating I needed a colposcopy ASAP. I had it today. I was happy that I was able to see it on a monitor while he did it. I have some questions on what I saw. He used the vinegar solution and iodine. There was a TON of white tissue with abnormal borders as well as 3 pimple looking things. He took a biopsy of the 3 bumps and scraped the inside of the cervix for some tissue samples too. When he applied the iodine, there was a definite border between the normal, healthy tissue and all the white areas. He said I'd get the results in about a week but I'm just looking for any type of info from someone who has been through this before. I'm not panicked but definitely a little nervous because I know that white tissue signifies an abnormality...there was just so MUCH of it.

He prescribed folic acid because he said it helps with abnormal cervical cell changes. Has anyone heard of this? Also, I was wondering about problems after the biopsy. He stopped the bleeding with this gunky stuff when he was done and I've only had mild spotting, but some pretty severe cramping all day. He said there should be no pain afterward. I'd say on a scale of 1-10 it's about a 7. It feels like the beginning stages of labor, to be honest. Aside from that I feel ok...if that's possible considering how much it hurts. lol

Any advice/info/humorous thoughts would be greatly appreciated right now. The white parts of my cervix looked like a map. Oooooh, is it a treasure map hidden deep inside me? The doctor didn't find that comment quite so funny but hey, I gotta make light of the situation or I'll go CRAZY!!

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