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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:12 AM   1
LaDY
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Smear Tests


So i recieved a letter from the GP that now i have turned 25 i should come in for a smear test! I so don't want to

Iv had swabs done before...is it similar?...

I guess when you've had a baby this should be no big deal but your in so much pain at that time that you dont care what they prod up there! But this time will be different...

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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:14 AM   2
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It actually take you longer to get your trousers off than it does to take the swab lol. But yes its exactly the same



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:16 AM   3
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they dont hurt (i have them every 6 months so have had tons!) and are sooo important - please make sure you go xx



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:18 AM   4
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They sent one out to me while I was away over Christmas, so now they've sent me anther letter saying that because I ignored it, I'm not allowed another smear for 3 years

Obviously I'll contest it, but how can they possibly say that?!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:18 AM   5
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My 2 werent just swabs they used a speculum and its just uncomfortable like an internal that you had in labour.. wouldnt worry about it its just one of those things. I always find my bits get really cold in the doctors surgery!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:19 AM   6
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They sent one out to me while I was away over Christmas, so now they've sent me anther letter saying that because I ignored it, I'm not allowed another smear for 3 years

Obviously I'll contest it, but how can they possibly say that?!
'' not allowed '' ??? thats ridiculous. Especially after all the jade goody fiasco! I think its ridic that you have to be 25 in England, im 23 and ive had 2, everyone should be able to get one whenever they want and soon as theyre sexually active!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:21 AM   7
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i started having them when i was 21 (was meant to be earlier but kept putting it off lol) has the over 25 rule started recently?



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:21 AM   8
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They sent one out to me while I was away over Christmas, so now they've sent me anther letter saying that because I ignored it, I'm not allowed another smear for 3 years

Obviously I'll contest it, but how can they possibly say that?!
'' not allowed '' ??? thats ridiculous. Especially after all the jade goody fiasco! I think its ridic that you have to be 25 in England, im 23 and ive had 2, everyone should be able to get one whenever they want and soon as theyre sexually active!
Yep, apparently I'm not allowed to make an appointment for a smear now, and I've never had one before. I'm sure when I point out I missed the letter, they'll be fine with it but it's a bizarre thing to say in a letter!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:44 AM   9
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It is a bizarre thing if they routinely do that to all the people who miss letters! Not very good. They probably wont even notice if you rang and made an appt.. what are they gonna do put a sticky on your file '' do not let this lady have a smear ' ... what a joke! Smear tests are so important cant believe a professional GP surgery even wrote that!

Caz the over 25 thing seems to be only in England or most of england.. not sure, some areas are and some arent?



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 06:01 AM   10
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I didn't realise you had to be 25 - i've had about 4 and i'm 29!!!

They're really not that bad hun, maybe uncomfortable but as someone else said they are so so important x



 
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