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When having a smear, has the nurse ever found it hard to find your cervix?

(56 Posts)
pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 17:36:50

Never happened to me before. Found it a bit odd.

Tortington Sun 29-Jul-07 01:32:56

i had a smear last week and the nurse said " your cervix is nice and central"

"errrrr....is that a good thing?" says i

" well it's just that some go to the left or to the right and yours is perfectly centered"

even got a perfect flange - how lucky am i?

so when people say beauty is on the inside i acan say "I KNOW!"

yelnats Sun 29-Jul-07 00:23:55

I got this last time - not long after dd2 was born. THought it must've been something to do with having recently given birth.

hester Sun 29-Jul-07 00:12:41

The super skinny speculum is called 'The Winterton'. This always makes me think of Ann Winterton MP, her with the lemon-sucking face, which is a good image to conjure with when you're trying to relax your knees.

Katy44 Thu 26-Jul-07 16:04:48

WHat did she say Effie?

EffiePerine Wed 25-Jul-07 22:02:09

she was really quite rude

it was my 6 week check so I had a good excuse

pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 21:55:02

No pelvic floor discussion for me. Had to talk about my holiday in france while nurse re-entered. Felt liek saying, 'let's forget it'

FlameParakeet Wed 25-Jul-07 21:51:57

tears of laughter!

EffiePerine Wed 25-Jul-07 21:43:28


EffiePerine Wed 25-Jul-07 21:43:15

at those with obviously aut pelvic floors - gp severely dissed my pelvic floor at my last smear

she did find my cervix (eventually) - think the pelvic floor was blanketing it somehow

LadyTophamSortingHatt Wed 25-Jul-07 21:40:43

yes, every time.

pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 21:40:00

just prod it a bit with one of the long speculums. A bit like pushing back cuticles

I have found this thread very interesting

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 21:36:10

No but thank you for the suggestion

I have in fact had intercourse with gentlemen other than dp before drawing my conclusions

this thread is going BADLY wrong, isn't it?

<escorts self from thread hurriedly>

pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 21:34:17

maybe your dp has a super skinny long penis

ever thought of that, eh?

pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 21:33:03

rofl and splutter @ franny

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 21:30:42

Ooh, get you lot with your fancy high cervices

mine just squats there waiting to be banged uncomfortably during intercourse

any old fool with a marigold could find it

FlameParakeet Wed 25-Jul-07 21:30:41

lmao!!! This all reminds me of when I went for an internal scan (non pg), and the doc is saying to her student "And here should be the second ovary" <cue them both peering intently at the screen and making me move>

foxcub Wed 25-Jul-07 21:26:35

Yes every time - my passage is all bendy and they can never find it...

gess Wed 25-Jul-07 21:25:53

Is it retroverted. I've been party to many a conversation about the position of my cervix. During birth/miscarriage & smear tests! And as for the attempt at using a cap. OH MY GOD. They had to bring in the nurse with extra large hands......

LadySnotAlot Wed 25-Jul-07 21:25:28

Yup, mine is very high and tilts backwards. I like to be awkward. To top it off, I have to go for a smear every bloody year! That reminds me, got another one to book now

pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 21:22:40

look at you all with your knowledge of super long speculums. Like a secret society

mummytosteven Wed 25-Jul-07 21:14:02

Smear no 1- awful, took over 1/2 hour for the FPC nurse to find it, as apparently mine was so far back, I should have had super plus long speculum

Smear no 2- told GP the problems the first time, she did an internal first to find my cervix, then the smear itself was no trouble, really quick and easy. Apparently my cervix is tilted.

Pruners Wed 25-Jul-07 21:11:46

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lou33 Wed 25-Jul-07 21:03:51

i just brazen it out, and tell them they wont find it unless they get their longest speculum lol

pointydog Wed 25-Jul-07 20:51:13

I'll have a super skinny long one with extra gel, please

suey2 Wed 25-Jul-07 20:01:34

home now. Katy44 i am due in december. much relieved to read your post! Will try and do massage myself (am physio) if i can reach by then!

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