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my 1st smear

(13 Posts)
cazzybabs Thu 11-Aug-05 10:34:03

Oh god have no-one else to discuss this with, but am going for my 1st smear ever today. DP had threatned to leave me if I didn't go, but I am so nervous which is plain silly!

Nbg Thu 11-Aug-05 10:35:31

Dont be nervous. It's not painful, you might twinge a bit but thats it.

Just relax and remember that it's a good thing having a smear.

fickle Thu 11-Aug-05 10:36:24

I was so so nervous before my first one, but once you are in there it isn't so bad. I know it sounds silly but just try to relax and when you are in there just keep telling yourself "in five minutes time I will be out of here..." over and over again.

Crap advice really but good luck

cazzybabs Thu 11-Aug-05 10:37:19

I know - when I was preganant with dd2 the doctor gave me a ten minute lecture on how shocked she was I had reached the age of 25 and never had one - ahh well at least for the next one I shall now what to expect! Shall I wear trousers or a skirt?

Nbg Thu 11-Aug-05 10:39:12

I would wear a long skirt if you have one. If you wear trousers you'll have to take them off. At least with a skirt you can leave that on and just wip your knickers off.

Thats what I did anyway.

basketcase Thu 11-Aug-05 10:40:26

Takes a matter of minutes to go through - and the actual smear taking bit is less than a minute long, honest. You can hold your breath for longer than it takes to do a smear.
Just keep reminding yourself that once it is done, you can relax knowing you won’t need to have it done again for a few years all being well
DP will be so proud of you, perhaps he should treat you to a take out tonight....

throckenholt Thu 11-Aug-05 10:41:10

I was dreading mine - had been putting it off since January. I had it done last week and it was absolutely fine (much better than previously because they now use small plastic instruments rather than large metal ones).

Skirt is easiest.

basketcase Thu 11-Aug-05 10:41:48

If you have children, I guess you have had an internal exam? It is quicker and IME less uncomfortable than that - you are going to be fine
Def. wear a skirt - faster and less hassle

cazzybabs Thu 11-Aug-05 10:42:19

Thank god for mumsnet - who else would I turn to for this sort of advice!

Hope my dds have mumsnet or equilvent.

cazzybabs Thu 11-Aug-05 12:00:54

OK thanks ladies - had it done and it was fine!

throckenholt Thu 11-Aug-05 12:03:32

good - glad your experience was like mine - nothing like as bad as you were dreading.

basketcase Fri 12-Aug-05 08:42:05

gald it went well

Twiglett Fri 12-Aug-05 08:42:53

good for you

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