5 September UPDATE
Results: ‘possible low-grade changes’. This essentially means my body is still fighting HPV but that it is gradually healing. Improved results from last time where I had definite low-grade changes. Good news says my doctor. I’ll have another colposcopy in 6 – 9 months.
Had a quick trip to RPA for my 3rd Colposcopy. This is something I’ve had to do a few times since the pre-cervical cancer scare I had last year.
A colposcopy is kind of like a ‘next level’ pap test. It’s the same deal with the whole scooch down the table, vagina out, feet in the stirrups, stare at the ceiling, drop your knees to the side all while trying to have the most chilled, casual conversation with your gynaecologist about life and the weather and how badly we’re doing in the Olympics while your doctor’s face is 2 inches away from your vaginal cavity.
However, a colposcopy also involves your doctor painting your cervix with some special dye that lights up like a pink floyd concert in some crazy colours like Joseph’s technicolour dreamcoat while everybody drops their jaws in amazement at the glory that is your glowing ‘Jackson Pollock’ edition cervix.
It was all over and done with in about 10 minutes and not at all painful – just a bit uncomfortable.
Having a speculum prying open one’s vagina is naturally going to be a bit uncomfortable though… but honestly – if you ever have to get a Colposcopy, do not be afraid. Easy peasy.
Now it’s a matter of staying healthy and waiting for my results. Watch this space.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about having a colposcopy.
Below are links to a couple of my blog posts written shortly after I had my pre-cervical cancer scare last year.
I strongly encourage you to have a read, particularly if you’re on of those girls who hates getting pap tests and avoids them like the plague… or if you’re hazy on what the point of a pap test is. You’re not alone!
Please have a read…
Blog 1. May 20, 2015
Colposcopy Results. Big scare. Good lesson.
Blog 2. July 22, 2015
Pre-cancer results. What now?