Elle B. See (elbiesee) wrote in vaginapagina,
Elle B. See

Colpo/biopsy tomorrow - help?

I had an abnormal pap test last month, and my doctor wants me to go in for a colposcopy and biopsy. Cue freak-out for an entire month.

Now the Big Day is tomorrow, and there's some questions lingering, just for peace of mind:

1. I've been told to take some ibuprofen before I leave for my appointment. Does anybody have a voice of experience when it comes to dosage? I saw some women take as high as 1000 mgs, which seems excessive.

2. Will I be able to (or want to) get out and about after the procedure? (I say this because my daughter has a school assembly tomorrow afternoon, and I hope I'm not too laid up to skip it.)

3. I'm sure the discharge I experience after will differ from others, but I'd love a general idea: enough to fill a pantyliner? A pad?

There's still a whole lot of I-don't-know attached to this all (the worst part), but my doctor is known for sitting down and talking to his patients before he lays a hand on them. I'm fully expecting him to talk to me longer than he'll be poking and prodding. Especially since, after joining this community, I will come well-armed with questions. (I'm not sure what my dysplasia level is, but I'm sure he'll tell me, even if I don't ask.)

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