GET BOOKED IN FOR DAY SURGERY
If you are diagnosed with precancerous changes of these cells, you’ll have to go for day surgery – performed under local or general anaesthetic – to remove the part of your cervix which contains the abnormal cells.
You might experience pain similar to menstrual cramps for a few hours after the surgery, but you’re ikely to be able to go back to work the next day. Some vaginal discharge is expected for up to six weeks, so wear a panty liner. You’ll see your doctor for a follow-up within four to six weeks, and you’ll do another Pap smear about six months down the road to make sure everything’s in order.