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First smear test!

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Shootingstar2289 Wed 19-Oct-16 18:17:48

So I'm 25 soon and have my first smear test tomorrow. I'm not too nervous about the procedure. I've had two children so I'm not too shy lol.

But, I'm feeling more anxious about the result. A few months ago I had some unusual bleeding. I had a swab test and transvaginal scan which came back fine. The bleeding was put down to the pill I was taking as I've changed since and no bleeding!

How long does the procedure take?

How long do the results take to come back?

What happens if anything is abnormal?

Also, I have no one to have my youngest who is 18 months. She's pretty good to sit in her stroller for a short while. Will I be okay taking her?

Tanfastic Wed 19-Oct-16 18:57:09

The procedure takes a minute or so and I normally get results within two weeks. When I had my last one they only tested for the hpv virus and because that was negative didn't go on to do any further tests. This was explained in the letter. Not sure if it's the same everywhere else though.

It's natural to feel a bit anxious about the results. I always have a bit of a moment when the envelope arrives even though I've had loads of smears and nothing ever wrong.

Im sure your bleeding is the pill op.

Gowgirl Wed 19-Oct-16 18:59:00

I'm going tomorrow too, I'm yearly as I've already had 1 lot of sin2 lasered. Bed not to think about it till the results come through the door I find.

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 19-Oct-16 19:05:06

I took DD when she was 2- sat in Oran behind the curtain - was totally fine as only take a couple of minutes

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 19-Oct-16 19:05:24

Oran - Pram

SplodgeBear1988 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:31:29

I had my second smear done in the summer and they also tested for the HPV virus.
The smear itself takes a few minutes with getting dressed and undressed.
My results took 2 weeks to come back and I had abnormal cells and tested positive for the HPV virus so I got sent to a colposcopy clinic, the appointment took about 4 weeks from the results to the actual appointment.
So you go to this clinic and have you cervix looked at more closely with a microscope and some fluids (iodine and acetic acid) put on it to show up any abnormal cells.
If there is any you might need a biopsy, and further treatment, but I wouldn't think that far ahead as you haven't had the smear results yet.
One thing I wasn't prepared for is that NHS England who do the testing on the smear sample and the the letters back have a bit of a letter backlog so I didn't get my letter from them to tell me I had an abnormal smear before the hospital appointment came through.
I hope this helps a bit.

dementedpixie Wed 19-Oct-16 19:37:26

Smear only takes a couple of minutes. My results took closer to 4 weeks to come back but I'm in Scotland so don't know if that makes a difference. Never had an abnormal one so don't know procedure there

Gowgirl Wed 19-Oct-16 19:44:34

Splodge, they did mine on the inital visit.....i bloody hate that chair!

SplodgeBear1988 Wed 19-Oct-16 21:02:07

Gow, I never got that far. But I hate the chair, sat with your legs wide open and an audience!

PlumsGalore Wed 19-Oct-16 21:10:21

Chair??? Good grief, we have a bed, you lie down, a sheet covers the pubic area and you can't see anything so no embarrassment. Lovely nurse called Janice who talks lots of rubbish to distract you then it's over two minutes later.

What on earth is this chair, sounds like something from the dark ages.

dementedpixie Wed 19-Oct-16 21:30:17

Yep, lie on bed with a bit of the paper stuff to cover your modesty, couple of minutes and it's done

ashamedtoask Thu 20-Oct-16 05:41:31

Plums in gynae clinics they have chairs with a gap at the bottom and stirrups, like a dental chair but the even more sinister version. I'm embarrassed to admit I was admitted to hospital on Tuesday on to gynae ward and initially was taken through to a room with one of those chairs, the doctors told me to sit there (fully clothed) and I fell fast asleep! Normally I hate them too..

OP flowers, I hope it goes well - my first is in a fortnight xx

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