Weird GP appointment

(147 Posts)
Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:40:46

Husband in consulting room and gP says ‘we will do that cervical smear test now, just pop behind the curtain????

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Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:41:21

Very uncomfortable

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ApolloandDaphne Thu 02-Dec-21 12:42:22

I don't understand. Was the GP offering your DH a smear which would be weird or were you both there and you were getting a smear which is not weird?

WeatherwaxOn Thu 02-Dec-21 12:42:34

What was your appointment for?
Why was your husband in the consulting room with you?

0palescent Thu 02-Dec-21 12:44:04

More info needed please.

Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:44:18

New patient appointment and husband had an appointment too but later on. GP says come on in at the same time

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arethereanyleftatall Thu 02-Dec-21 12:44:19

What do you think is weird about it?


arethereanyleftatall Thu 02-Dec-21 12:44:49

Your own husband?!?

Or someone else's?

ApolloandDaphne Thu 02-Dec-21 12:45:51

Or was it going behind a curtain when it was just your DH there? That's not odd at if it is. Not everyone want their DH to see the GP rooting about up your vagina. And it also respects your privacy should someone come into the room. I'm sure my GP pulls the curtain each time I have a smear.

Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:45:52

Completely just getting info on system ie vaccination status. Not expecting anything else.

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0palescent Thu 02-Dec-21 12:45:56

Jesus christ. What did you find weird? That your husband was there? That you needed a smear?

ApolloandDaphne Thu 02-Dec-21 12:46:41

So you weren't expecting a smear at all? Did they mention you were overdue for one?

comedycentral Thu 02-Dec-21 12:46:50

Is it your husband? This is a confusing post, sorry you feel uncomfortable. It's a routine procedure and very proactive of the GP to start things off with a smear.

Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:46:52

Just put on the spot not offered female doctor etc

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rjacksmiss Thu 02-Dec-21 12:47:29

Why you moaning?

anon12345anon Thu 02-Dec-21 12:48:10

Yeah that is weird. If you were only there for a new patient appointment confused

I have absolutely no problem having my smear test done, but 1) I'd like a little notice to prepare and 2) surely your husband wasn't going to sit in the Dr's room whilst it was done ? confused

Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:48:20

I had thought these appointments would be sorted just not 5 mins after walking in the room and just felt weird

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Fluffycloudland77 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:48:28

Oh I’ve had that. It was a bit strange having dh in the room while another man’s looking at your cervix.

Although we do know a couple for who that would be just a normal Saturday night.

LaMarschallin Thu 02-Dec-21 12:48:33

Presumably he felt your husband would act as a chaperone instead of calling a nurse in.
Or did you feel that, by inviting you to pop behind the curtain, he was excluding your husband?

ApolloandDaphne Thu 02-Dec-21 12:48:40

At least you don't need to book and go back. If you wanted a female doctor you could have just said that you would rather rebook.

AllThingsServeTheBeam Thu 02-Dec-21 12:48:57

I see nothing wrong with it. I only have a male gp so not being offered female is fine. You should be offered a chaperone, but surely if your husband was there he fits the bill?

Skippy21 Thu 02-Dec-21 12:49:15

Exactly, Thankyou for understanding

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luinagreine Thu 02-Dec-21 12:49:46

My gp likes to pounce on you(not literally but you know what I mean) for a smear because it doesn't give you time to put it off. Lots of women put it on the long finger so just doing it makes sure that it gets done.

knobblykneesandturnedouttoes Thu 02-Dec-21 12:50:00

I would've immediately gone into panic mode probably run out the door. Should be handled with privacy and sensitivity, husband or no husband. Many women need time to build up to a smear and it isn't just a routine procedure to them.

JaninesEyePatch Thu 02-Dec-21 12:51:09

Never had a smear done by a doctor, always a practice nurse.
I wouldn't be bothered if DH was there but would be bothered by being put on the spot.
I would have just said no thank you I'll make an appointment to come in another time.

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