Oct 04, 2003 - 11:41 am
My Dr. has just scheduled me for a colposcopy. I have been worried sick for a week. I realize that drs. do not necessarilly give you a total explanation because they do not want you to worry. I have searched all the related websites, and am under the impression that this is a serious test used to diagnose cervical cancer/dysplacia. I have secretly suffered from HPV for about 4 years now (I have personally seen symptoms, but it has been undetected in all paps.). My husband and I have been trying to conceive, although we already have two children. I understand that cervical cancer is not necesarilly a life threating disease, but at 23, I never thought I may have to eventually say that I am a cancer survivor. I am scared and worried. What are other possible reasons for my dr. to order this colposcopy? I am scared to continue planning my third child w/ my husband, and am becoming withdrawn from him sexually. Please write! or email @ email@example.com.