My doctor scheduled me for a colposcopy. Because I wasn't familiar with the term, I confused it with colonoscopy and wondered why they would need to check my colon if I was have problems with my cervix! A colposcopy is commonly performed after a Pap smear comes back as abnormal.
Along with the colposcopy, I had a cervical biopsy. While the biopsy was mildly uncomfortable, I wish I had done more research about the whole process beforehand! That way I would have been more aware of what was going on and what was going to happen next!
Ladies! If you have had a Pap smear come back abnormal, learn more about abnormal Pap smears, the colposcopy, and cervical biopsy. With knowledge, you will feel more in control of your health care. Knowledge really is power!
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