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Women's health

Smear test question

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Pebblespony · 04/07/2018 11:27

Hi, is it ok to have a smear done 11 days before period? I have a 30 ish day cycle. I've never had one before and I'm a bit clueless.

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Justmuddlingalong · 04/07/2018 11:30

Should be fine. Usually 14 days from the start of your LMP is the aim.

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Pebblespony · 04/07/2018 11:32

Thanks. Not looking forward to it!

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laptopdisaster · 04/07/2018 11:33

It's fine any time as long as you're not bleeding - mid cycle is out of date advice with liquid based cytology

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andantecantabile · 04/07/2018 11:39

@Pebblespony it's honestly nothing to worry about, the nurses are kind and it's over very quickly Smile

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Pebblespony · 04/07/2018 12:01

I have retroverted uterus. Do you think this will make any difference?

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QueenoftheNights · 04/07/2018 12:31

Your cervix is in the vagina and should be in pretty much the same place whether your uterus tips backwards or forwards in the pelvis. So short answer- no!

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DramaAlpaca · 04/07/2018 12:34

Pebbespony the trick if you have a retroverted uterus is to make your hands into fists and put them under your bum to raise it a bit.

This was a tip given to me by the practice nurse, and it makes smear testing much easier.

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Pebblespony · 04/07/2018 12:37

Thanks everyone! I'm feeling way less apprehensive now.

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