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Can I have a smear test if on my period???

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Dickorydockwhatthe Tue 21-Feb-17 16:31:42

It's been a nightmare trying to book one in with my surgery. I have the coil fitted so my periods are often erratic and light if I bleed and a lot of time its mainly brown discharge rather then blood. Anyway I have a smear booked tomorrow finally as I'm well over due but typically I came on Sunday or at least I've had spotting and a bit of blood when I wipe, do I need to cancel??

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 21-Feb-17 16:33:28

I think it has to be as close to mid cycle as possible.

Notanotherpawpatrol Tue 21-Feb-17 16:33:59

If you ask this to be moved into health, you may get a few more answers!
I think you need to cancel. As far as I'm aware a smear test can't be carried out of you are on your period. Call them and rearrange for next week smile

Hgmother Tue 21-Feb-17 16:34:59

No you can't. Any time is fine except when you're on your period. Sorry love!

Dickorydockwhatthe Tue 21-Feb-17 16:40:47

Oops how did I end up on here!!! Sorry guys wrong topic but thanks for the replies 😁

DontstepontheMomeRaths Tue 21-Feb-17 16:42:26

This is why my smear is over due as my periods are erratic nowadays and I don't even know where my mid cycle is. Last month I ovulated on day 8 and had a 22 day cycle hmm

YetAnotherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 21-Feb-17 16:48:58

Hi there,
we can move this to Health if you like, would you prefer that or have you got the answer you need?

dizzielizzie1991 Mon 15-May-17 10:34:47

You can have it done if it is really needed but a routine ones they ask you to book when you are off. I only know because I had one last month (wasn't routine)

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