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 first smear today. I was in and out the nurses clinical room in 5 minutes.
The nurse was fantastic. I explained it was my first smear, so she sat and talked through the procedure with me.
The procedure itself was painless, I only felt a slight squeezing sensation from the speculum. My dignity was maintained as much as possible, the nurse ensured I was covered with a sheet so I didn't feel so exposed!
And that's it, all over!
It's 5 minutes out of your day, and could potentially save your life! So to all others getting your invitation-go!! I'm glad I went. Hopefully you'll get a lovely nurse like I did! xx