I had my emergency colposcopy yesterday, i had read in the information posted to me that the appointment will take around an hour, that the doctor doing the Colposcopy will talk to me about everything for 15-20 minutes before and for the same after the scan. The lady doing my scan sat me in a room, asked me if I had read the leaflet sent to me and when I said yes she said good. She asked me a couple of lifestyle questions, then treated me like dirt when I said I had been a smoker, she actually said ‘well that’s why your here then’ which I found rude. She then said ‘you have sever dyskaryosis, do you know what that is’ I said yes and she said ‘when your in there I might have take some tissue under local anaesthetic’. That was it, that’s all she said to me before I had my colposcopy. I was terrified and I couldn’t tell you what happened in there. All she said was ‘im removing a lump’ and that it didn’t look cancerous to her naked eye. Then after the procedure I asked if I’d had treatment for the cells, she said no I need to send the lump off and have it tested for cancer and that the results would be with me within 4 weeks.
She was useless, I left confused. I was in a lot of pain after the Colposcopy and still am now
I think I may need to call the hospital to get some better answers because I know nothing and it’s more worrying than knowing. Can anyone help me figure out why she did what she did and what’s likely to happen next? I’ve read that a punch biopsy is purely for diagnosis, not for treatment so she must be concerned it’s cancer? Otherwise sure she would have just lasered the cells while I was there?
Kate x (a very confused Kate )