Scared about colonoscopy and the results - help!!

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I went for my usual 3 yearly smear and got a letter to say that they have found abnormal cells, I was checked for HPV and found to be positive, I didn't even know what HPV was!! I have had problems with my periods all my life and have poly cystic ovaries which developed after my daughter was born, the letter said book in now, so I did, but they cant fit me in till July!!!

Im nervous and a little scared about the procedure and about the results, is there anyone out there with a similar story who can put my mind at ease? I past out having a mirena IUD fitted so the thought of someone poking around for 20 minutes and possibly biopsying me is more than a little unnerving!! I'm in North Yorkshire.

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    Hi Tally. First of all what is HPV ??
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    Hi, poor you sounds like you've had a lot to deal with! I had no idea they did colonoscopy for that side of things too, are you definitely sure you're on the right thread and didn't mean to post in culposcopy? Just in case! The procedure is not the most pleasant experience but now it's over with it doesn't seem so bad, I was lucky with the doctors and nurses I had, I guess just be honest and tell them you are very nervous and don't be afraid to shout out during procedure if you're uncomfortable
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    Tally I have just found out what HPV is. I think that you should not wait until July to see someone but go straight to your GU clinic. You can find out your nearest one from your do tors surgery or nearest hospital. I don't think you mean Colonoscopsy cos that's the 'other end' if you get my drift. I wish you all the best and hope you get yourself sorted soon.
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    Hi Tally. Yes I think you mean Colcoscopy, which is taking a minute biopsy of the cervix. I'vehad one so has my daughter . Honestly you don'tfeel aa thing. It is normal procedure after the findings of abnormal cells of the cervix. Don't worry its not as bad as going to the dentist. Good luck
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    I completely understand how anxious you will be feeling. I had to go for one of these after my first smear test and on the day was told I needed to have biopsies and a laser treatment due to high grade cell changes. I can honestly say this was not painful. Perhaps slightly uncomfortable. You will be absolutely fine and will only be In the room for like 15 -20 minutes. Good luck you will be fine! P.s i am also one to pass out... Which I did when it was over due to me being so anxious. I was also given an appointment pretty quickly so if you have just to go in July then I'm sure it wiont be serious otherwise they would be requesting to see you urgently x
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