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how soon after giving birth can i have a smear test?
dd is 6 weeks old. i need to have a smear test, & am also going to have a coil fitted in the near future. does anyone know if i can have both done at the same time, or do i have to leave my cervix for longer to settle down after giving birth? i remember i had the same timing issue after i had ds, but it was 3.5 years ago & my mind is a blank. tia.
I think you have to leave it - although I was supposed to have one just after having DD1 and only got out of it by bursting into horrified tears when they advanced towards me with that vile DIY thingywossname. Seriously, I don't think your cells are back to normal yet.
thanks all. quite a range of opinions. am going to try & get the coil this week as we're away for a couple of weeks from the weekend & i really don't want to get pregnant (i'm breastfeeding so it's unlikely, but still, not worth the risk), so will ask the dr/nurse who does that. i'm already a few months overdue for the smear, but have never had any problems so imagine i'm ok to leave it for a few more months.