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Smear Test Worries

30 Jan 2023 21:29

Hey all, 

Back in October I was due my smear test. I went to get it done with a nurse but she couldn't find my cervix. She booked me in with the gp who said that there is something blocking the entrance to where the swab normally goes and a gap that is normally the size of a 2p is tiny, so she can't get the swab in to take a sample. She said it could be scar tissue from my c-section, but she isn't sure. 

She referred me to the hospital and my appointment is on Tuesday. I am really really worried about it. I don't know what they will do now, how they will get a sample and I am also obese, so I find it very embarrassing in general, but the thought of needing an anesthetic is worrying me as I know the risks are high for someone of my size. 

Has anyone had any experience with this? 

Thank you 

Smear Test Worries

31 Jan 2023 18:51 in response to kimberleybleu

Hello kimberleybleu

I noticed from your post that you had a hospital appointment today. I wanted to post to ask how you got on. I hope that they were able to answer some of your questions and offer some reassurance. 

If there's anything you want to chat through with one of our nurses you're welcome to call them on 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. 

Best wishes, 
Cancer Chat moderator