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Anyone else overdue a smear?

(50 Posts)
HarrietJones Mon 13-Jun-11 13:07:47

Just reminding everyone.

I've been waiting for my period to return post dd3 & now I've got to make an appt.

V anxious but posting here to force myself into it.

Anyone joining me?( not literally wink)

Teenytiny Mon 13-Jun-11 13:13:06

yes mine is due next month dreading it

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 13-Jun-11 13:16:00

I was very overdue mine (years!) but I went last month and just got my results, all is fine. Such a relief to get it sorted.

jaffacake79 Mon 13-Jun-11 13:18:59

Having mine done next week, along with a breast check.

Teenytiny Mon 13-Jun-11 13:21:56

Im due mine in july (next month) but was gona wait till august as i wanted some advice from the nurse about ttc as we are gona try in sept. will the nurse be able to give me advice/tips on ttc when i have my smear?

frostyfingers Mon 13-Jun-11 17:32:53

Well they started reminding me back in November, and I'm booked next week - hopeless really!

candyfloss66 Mon 13-Jun-11 17:37:33

Just had mine done & it's one of those things that are a must as much as we dread it. I think of it as being life saving & I have to be around for my 5 year old. It onl takes 5 mins of our time & if I could have them done more often I would.Book it hun x

HarrietJones Wed 15-Jun-11 11:49:32

Right I'm booked in!

Do you think my SPD might be a problem? I can open my legs but not keep them there.

25goingon95 Wed 15-Jun-11 13:21:01

I have no idea when mine is due. I had my first one after having DD1 in 2006. Then i had some random bleeding in 2008 so had my 2nd. Both results were fine (bleeding was infection) I was supposed to get called for a smear when i had my 25th birthday at the start of this year as all my friends did but i didn't, probably because ive had 2 already. So i wonder when they will call me?

frantic51 Wed 15-Jun-11 13:30:55

Yes, haven't had one for over 15 years. Just keep throwing the reminders in the bin.

Last one I had the doctor practically had me off the bed. Apparently my uterus points backwards or something and the doctor in question just kept poking about with something sharp saying, "I can't see your cervix"! I have been too scared to have one since. A female doctor at my local surgery had a gentle go a couple of years ago but I became so distressed that she stopped. It has affected my whole life and I have never had penetrative sex since the incident that hasn't been incredibly painful and it really turned me off sex so that, in the end, I stopped sleeping with ex-h which didn't exactly help a relationship already in trouble! hmm The thought of anything inside me just turns me into a nervous wreck tbh.

The thing is that I never had a problem particularly before that incident. They weren't pleasant for sure, but bearable. sad

valiumredhead Wed 15-Jun-11 18:02:39

frantic

I never had any problems until a nurse told me my cervix was in funny position, she eventually managed it but it was SO painful! I have had a couple of surgeries which required internal exams and have never had any problems before - very odd!

I am 2 years overdue now as I had an accident where I broke both ankles so it has only been recently that I have been able to adopt 'the smear position!'

Absolutley DREADING it!

ginmakesitallok Wed 15-Jun-11 18:03:59

I am now about 15 years overdue - had one when I was about 20ish. SHould arrange it - but had bad experience first time and really don't want to.

Grumpystiltskin Wed 15-Jun-11 20:37:55

I am not overdue because I have to go every six months after having a small carcinoma removed two years ago. Suck it up and go, I am very sorry to be blunt but imagine your DC's growing up without you (not necessarily You OP but You as in ladies) because you didn't get it done in time.

Very passionate about this subject partly because I HAAAATE going for my smears but I would also hate to leave my family early because I'd been silly.

herbietea Wed 15-Jun-11 20:52:30

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frantic51 Wed 15-Jun-11 21:04:03

Grumpy. I do hear what you are saying and that is why I tried a couple of years ago but the GP stopped and said that I would probably have to be sedated to have one done.

During the traumatic attempt 15 years ago the doctor in question just wouldn't stop when I asked her to and actually then got a nurse in to "hold me down" while she had another go. I felt so helpless. sad

I am sorry if this offends anyone but I was raped (date raped) when I was 17 and can honestly say that the smear experience was more traumatic! I am shaking just typing about it! sad

At least my DC are all grown up or thereabouts (youngest is 16) so if I do shuffle off early it won't be quite as bad as if they were still little ones.

LaVitaBellissima Wed 15-Jun-11 21:04:25

I had a colposcopy when I was 18 as I had bad results, and returned every six months, then annually and then 3 yearly. I was due one fell pregnant, and have just had one now the girls are 7 months old. Thankfully it came back fine but I was really worried.

I would urge anyone who is scared/embarrassed to go and have a smear, it takes less than a minute even if it is embarrassing/uncomfortable.

Frantic <hugs>, how long has it been, is there anyone in RL you can talk through your fears, Dr/friend?

PaperView Wed 15-Jun-11 21:07:40

Me but i only ever remember that i need to book it when i AF arrives and then i promptly forget again.

frantic51 Wed 15-Jun-11 21:11:01

LaVita Thanks, I've never been <hugged> on MN before [fuzzy, warm, cared for emoticon]

I did talk it through with my new GP when we had to move to another practice when our elderly, one man band, village GP retired. That was the kindly female GP who tried, failed and said that I would probably have to be sedated. She was just covering for another GP on maternity leave though and nothing was done about it so I have just "let sleeping dogs lie". [frightened and guilty emoticon]

MumGoneCrazy Wed 15-Jun-11 21:13:51

I'm 27 and have never had one blush

I keep meaning to make an appointment but keep forgetting

Grumpystiltskin Wed 15-Jun-11 21:22:31

Can you not predict when your next period will be and make an appointment? It only as to be within 10-20 days after your period, it's not like predicting the next solar eclipse. Really, a year can make the difference betwen laser treatment and a hysterectomy. I forgot to make an appointment with my GP and now I'm undergoing early menopause............ Seriously, it's so so important. I honestly don't want to offend anyone but it's a crucial thing to get done and so frustrating that people (like Jade Goody...) die because they haven't made a simple phone call.

Frantic, I am terribly sorry for what you have been through, it must be so so hard for you and I really hope you find a way around it. I can't imagine how you must feel and I genuinely hope you find a GP/nurse (my nurse is outstanding) who you can build a trustig relationship with.

jimswifein1964 Wed 15-Jun-11 21:23:49

At least a year overdue.
Dentist overdue too.
No time!

PaperView Wed 15-Jun-11 21:27:08

I have irregular periods, I will try and remember to ring in the morning and make an appointment.

Mine is very over due. Think it was due when i had DS2 - in 2006. I am posting here to shame me into ringing (i am also telephone-aphobic)

PaperView Wed 15-Jun-11 21:29:01

Just re read the letter and it was 2004 shock. I will ring tomorrow.

Grumpystiltskin Wed 15-Jun-11 21:31:06

Paper, I will nag you until you do!!!!!!! Stand by!!

NoCarbsBeforeMarbs Wed 15-Jun-11 21:31:18

Mine is quite overdue (about 6 years) and I can't face it, I really can't.
Had an awful birth with DS and haven't even had sex since (he's 4.5 now)

Just the thought of it makes me curl my toes.
Words associated with it make me cringe.
I just cannot let anyone touch me.

So sorry you've had such a rough time Frantic.

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