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How long after childbirth can you safely have a smear test?
My GP told me I could have one after 3 months, at the same time as baby's 2nd injections. The nurse did say that as it was quite soon after the birth the test might show some harmless abnormalities, which would have disappeared by the time they investigated further! But my test was clear. And it wasn't too uncomfortable!
At five months it shouldn't be an issue from the "reading the sample" side of things. Please make sure the sample taker puts on the clinical details section of the request (either a paper form or on the computer) that you're breast feeding. Anything that changes the hormonal levels of what you would "normally" see on the sample is really helpful to know. Very abnormal cells tend to be quite small because they don't mature under oestrogen like the normal cervical skin or epithelium; immature cells seen due to post-menopausal or depo changes are also quite small. We can tell the difference when reading the sample in the lab but it's useful to know why the cells are likely to be there.