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Copper coil and smear test(3 Posts)
Is there any reason in the world where a nurse might snip my copper coil thread, without consent, during a smear test?
Background: Copper coil in 3.5 years, 2.5in string, now less than 2mm. Smear 2 wks ago, period 3 wks late but 3 negative pregnancy tests.
Just trying to find a plausible answer, because regardless of the time of the month, string is always long. I requested a long string. It has never moved, I always check in the shower, except when my 3 year old is in the audience, so I haven't checked since last Monday, before smear.
Any opinions greatfully received!
I had a smear at the same time my coil was inserted, then had to have a colposcopy for abnormal cells. It was during that procedure the nurse cut mine short, but that's because i needed treatment.
My coil moved about 2 years later and this made it really difficult to remove- i could barely feel the strings at all. Had to go for a scan to check it was still in the right position too (before deciding i just wanted it out)
I don't see why they would need to cut the threads short for a normal smear, and they should definitely have told you they needed to do so!! Have you been in touch with the gp where you had your smear? I would be annoyed too
Thank you. No, but I'm going to ring them on Monday, my cervix sits at an angle so it's not easy to feel it, so that's why I wanted it long. Now its a spiky stump that I have to reach for! I've had a smear 3 years ago, post coil, and the length of the string was never mentioned.