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can you take valium before a colposcopy? i have severe anxiety when it comes to needles and medical procedures, as they don't use anesthesia for colposcopy, they say an ib profrium is okay. is taking a valium to help with both pain and fainting or nausea

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Your : Your doctor should be ok with you taking a valium prior to the colposcopy. I just recommend you call in advance and inform them of your intentions. Please don't feel horrified about the procedure. Colposcopy is a very common and safe procedure. If you have any questions or concerns make sure you ask your doctor prior to the procedure. Good luck.
Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: There should be no reason that you could not take a valium before you proceedure. However speak to your surgeon first.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes but call clinic: Most clinics will understand if you are nervous and will be happy for you to take a valium before surgery. If you are ever in doubt just call the clinic or office where you are going to have a procedure. Hope all goes well for you.

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