Gents, if you enjoy reading about gynecological issues by all means read along. If not, you might want to skip this one...
Okay girls, real quick (I hear the boy stirring): have any of you had a colposcopy? I had an abnormal reading on my latest pap, and because I had an abnormal reading 8 years ago they're required to move on to this scary-sounding step. My doctor has reassured me that they're not doing a biopsy and that it won't hurt (normally when a male doctor tells me it won't hurt I make a run for the Advil, but my doc is a charming gay guy whose love of high-fives and the word "awesome" belies his skills. He delivered the boy without a hitch and performed some seriously beautiful repair work, and his paps are pain-free) but I'm feeling pretty nervous. Not so much that I think it's the Big C - they've ruled out HPV which means I'm "totally, totally" fine (his words)- but I'm worried that because I have a yeast infection that I can't seem to shake, the results will stay squirrelly and they'll need to do a biopsy. Has anyone gone through this b.s.? How'd it turn out?
* UPDATE: So apparently "no biopsy" means "okay, maybe biopsy" because I totally had a biopsy. It's never good to hear the doctor say "well, I can definitely see the cells they're referring to" when you're talking about potentially cancer-y ones but in his opinion, the cells look like a strain of HPV that they don't care about. Seems to me that if nobody cares about it than it shouldn't send off biopsy bells, but what do I know? He told me over and over that nothing he saw concerned him so I'm taking that at face value. Now I just have to wait for lab results.
(staring at phone)