I've had a few smear tests and they were painful and humiliating.
As I've never been sexually active they were also pointless which I didn't know at the time. Now ....
I have just been for a smear test (not my first) and have left feeling humiliated and absolutely mortified. I don't think the nurse meant to make me feel that way, ....
I'm one of those people that find smear tests uncomfortable and highly embarrassing .
Like a lot of women, I view them as a necessary evil. Most times ....
Just a hour ago I had my smear test done, I am 6 months late. I didn't go for it as I kept putting it off and I also had a dream I died of cancer and woke up in ....
hi there, im 20 years old and been sexually active for 5 years, obviously i havent been invited for a smear test yet but i am having a lot of pain while having sex ....
[b:2d91f6a4cf]I turned 25 a few months ago and got that lovely letter from the NHS inviting me for my smear test.
Trouble is, and this may very well sound pathetic, ....
I dont think some medical professionals understand the anxiety and trauma that some women undergo when having a cervical smear test. I myself was abused as a teenager ....
the test is humiliating and an invasion of privacy yet women go because they are bullied into it. i feel women are just subjects to doctors as men dont have to go ....
Just thought I would leave a message reassuring everyone that the test really is nothing to worry about. I have recently turned 25, and went for my ....
I had my first ever smear test this morning, I was so worried about it before, I'd been reading so much on the internet about it hurting, being embarrassing etc ....
:cry: i was told by the nurse peforming the smear test procedure that she cant find my cervix but this wasnt my first test
I went for my first smear test today and I was so worried beforehand, I could barely sleep last night and all week I have been thinking about it and reading stuff ....
I went for my first smear test a couple of days ago, within a month of turning 25.
I was very nervous before I went, as I know pretty much every woman is, but ....
[size=18:d948ac66cd]Hi, I am looking for some advice, I had 2 smears last year which came back border line changes, I then had a further one which came back CIN1 ....
Why does the NHS automatically enrol all women onto the Screening Programme without seeking consent and then treat women like criminals or crazy if they want to ....
I was really dreading my first smear test after putting it off for 3 years but, it actually was ok!
I know there are alot of people that have had a bad experience ....
hello there i'm jane, i'm posting this because i need some advice, i'm 22years old and have 3 children i have BEGGED my doctors/local g.u.m clinic and family planning ....
I just want to say that I am thankful that this forum exists and thankful that I have internet access to do my own research. I find cervical screening traumatic ....
I have copied and pasted a transcript of a debate about cervical screening in the House of Commons that took place in 1990. Make up your own mind as to the question ....
I'd like to respond to the person who initiated this discussion. I'm not a medical professional but work with them and think there is awareness of ....
I am only 20years old and have had a smear test because i have occured some abnormal bleeding. I had my first one a few months back and the results came back that ....
I'm not against cervical smears. I had one just last year, which I paid for privately, as I was concerned about something and didnt want to wait forever for the ....
I thought I'd post my experience of smears as can really identify with the anxiety that lots of have expressed.
I just had a smear and it was fine ....
My first smear test was uncomfortable and embarrassing. I was anxious before the test, tense during the examination, and felt blemished afterwards. It took me five ....
OK, I went to my gp last week as I had some pain during sex with my boyfriend (my one and only ever sexual partner) and my gp explained this was nothing to worry ....
I recently had a smear test done. While I was having the smear test my doctor said that my cervix looked abnormal (swollen and red). She took a swab while ....
Doctors, nurses, NHS policy makers, cervical screening programme employees,
All you seem to want is to make money and keep your jobs. You do not care if women ....
Had my first smear test this morning. I wasn't TOO worried but still a bit nervous. I wore a dress and leggings - had to remove leggings and underwear completely ....
just had my first smear test - i had been dreading it for weeks, but what a lot of worry over nothing. the nurses were both really nice, and they ....
I don't know where to begin! Having moved to a new town after my divorce, I went to my local doctor to register. I was told that I had to see the practice nurse ....
I went for my first smear test today. A violent sexual experience and an internal investigation during my teens left me very very nervous about the pain I might ....
I'm 26 & have never had a smear. Up till now I could never even contemplate going through with the test, it's not so much the pain or sensation ....
I Have had lots of smears in the past ..all fine, no pain or problems. This time I felt it the nurse said they now use a small brush and there may be spotting... ....
As someone who has some really awful experiences with smear tests, I have read this thread with a mixture of relief that I am not the only one and sadness at the ....
hi im 46 years old been married for 27 years always had regular smear tests which were all fine then i started having spoting of blood which i went to see my ....
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