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HPV/Colposcopy/Cryosurgery
Pain experience
March 14, 2019
10:07 pm
Carmel
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My OBGYN did it twice, I think in 2014 and 2016. Yes it’s uncomfortable but they used local anesthesia so it didn’t “hurt” me. Afterward, I had cramping and bleeding but I don’t think that’s unusual. it had a stinging sensation that I didn’t like but that went away by 1 month. There was a lot of discomfort with sex but then I started using the progesterone cream from Helen Pansenti and also her vaginal cubes. I think you should email her. She has 2 emails but I got her at hp@askdrhelen.com, or you can google her and do it through her website. Good luck. Carmel

March 13, 2019
3:01 pm
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About 10 years ago, I had an awful experience during my first colposcopy. My doctor told me it wouldn’t hurt and it was the worst pain I have ever felt. I’ve been scarred since. I have received 2 colposcopys since then and both of my doctor’s have been great enough to numb the area topically and by injection so I do not feel anything. Still not a fun process and one of them I fainted afterwards, but it seems not everyone experiences this. Recently, when I got my last one done, I have now been advised that cryotherapy (freezing of the cervix) is my best option. It seems my HPV has been lingering so they just want to clear it with this procedure since I refuse to get a LEEP done (had one about ten years ago and having a second could increase my risk of not being able to hold a pregnancy). I was wondering if anyone had painful experiences with a Colposcopy and if they’ve had cryosurgery as well? Was the cryosurgery painful? Doctors are amazed that I felt pain during my colposcopy and I’m terrified of the pain that this new procedure for me could inflict. If anyone can compare the two procedures (colposcopy and cryosurgery) based on pain tolerance, if they have had both, I’d be forever grateful. 

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