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Smear test question please?

(16 Posts)
Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:38:20

I have had several smears in the past but have been putting this one off for quite a while ,prob 18 months or so.
I have finally decided /scared myself into going to have it done but now i don't know when to go as my cycle has got shorter since i came off the pill(thought it would help moods etc)
My cycle is starting every 3 weeks more or less.

myjobismum Tue 07-Aug-07 21:40:34

ohhhh.... naughty naughty (lol)

same rule - go as near to the middle of cycle as possible - so day 10 or 11 in your case - hope this helps!

LaylaandSethsmum Tue 07-Aug-07 21:41:46

You should go midcycle if you can so about day 10 or 11 of a 3 week cycle.

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:43:42

Does it mean from the first day of proper period bleeding though?

Pinkchampagne Tue 07-Aug-07 21:45:10

Yes, count the start of your cycle from the very first day of your period.

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:45:40

Or from first day of period brown discharge sorry tmi.

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:45:55

ah thankyou

Pinkchampagne Tue 07-Aug-07 21:48:09

I would count it from the first day of that stuff you describe personally!

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:48:52

Thanks lol

ChasingSquirrels Tue 07-Aug-07 21:54:35

I rang to ask today as I have had a letter through - I was told with the modern testing it doesn't matter, as long as your aren't bleeding.

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:56:51

The nurse rang me to hassle me,lol,a few months ago but she said to go midway through the cycle.

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 21:57:25

Ah well i will force myself to go at some point.

ChasingSquirrels Tue 07-Aug-07 22:03:52

I was suprised she said that to me. I tried to book an appt but they couldn't do until next fri and my cycle has been rather eratic since it came back in feb (last one was 8 weeks) so no idea if I will be bleeding by then. I decided to wait until next period starts then ring and book.

Beauregard Tue 07-Aug-07 22:06:32

We shall be brave together!
[wimp emoticon]

Pinkchampagne Tue 07-Aug-07 22:07:32

I went a week ago & was told to come mid-cycle, but think I may have bodged my dates up as I am having lots of pre period symptoms right now!
I'm not very good at keeping track of my cycle now that I'm single!

ChasingSquirrels Tue 07-Aug-07 22:47:57

I have never been very good at keeping track of my cycle (apart from when ttc), and normally have a 5wk cycle so forget about it.
And I am not going for a smear with anyone!
Have to say, had a smear after ds1 and remember thinking "well, after giving birth this doesn't feel at all embarassing anymore".

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