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Hello,

I am a women and I believe that all women should go for smear test from the age of 25. Every women in the UK receive a letter before they turn 25 years old or sooner if they are sexually active. It is a very important procedure and helps detect HPV which can help stop the development of cervical cancer. The test is not painful but may feel uncomfortable for a few seconds (different experience for every woman) and takes a couple of minutes. If you are not body confident just think about the amount of privates a nurse has seen so far and how much they don't mind what yours looks like. If you have heard a female say that it is a bad experience just know that yours will be different to theirs. If you have been putting it off please book an appointment it is very important for your health! If you feel anxious or nervous towards it book an appointmnet and speak to the nurse first before you get it done. Did you know you can also take someone with you for support like your friend, mum or even your partner! I am highly encouraging you!

Check out this informational video to find out more and see how it is done!

Letgetfreestuff
11 months ago
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annacat
annacat11 months ago

Yep had mine recently. It was my second and I remember being so so embarrassed and scared for my first one but like you say those nurses have seen it all. Second one was a doddle once you know what to expect. If anyone is super embarrassed like I was first time round then maybe wear a loose fitting skirt or dress so you only have to take your pants off rather than your jeans etc. It's all over in a second and it truly saves lives.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig11 months ago

In Scotland you used to get called up at 21 for your smear test. I still remember my first one, yes they are a bit embarrassing and uncomfortable (although no where near as uncomfortable as an internal exam during pregnancy or an induction, in my experience) but I always make sure I get one as my granny died from cervical cancer and she never had a smear test. I think it is so important for every woman to have one.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames11 months ago

In Wales they used to send for you after you had a baby so i got my first letter at 18/19. I threw it in the bin because i had already decided i wasnt going. I continued to get letters and reminded about it when i went to the doctors but just ignored them. Last year my wife was home when a letter came and she phoned to make an appointment and made me go (i was 30/31). My results came back severely abnormal, turns out i had CIN3 and i had to have part of my cervix removed (I had the all clear in Jan this year) 🙈 I wasnt happy that she made me go and ive no doubt i would of thrown the letter in the bin again. Luckily she was home from work and opened the letter 🙌

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston32711 months ago

always get mine done and have experianced pre cancer changes and receved treatment if enyone wishes to know what treatment please ask . it hasnt put me off a smear

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Ann1984
Ann198411 months ago

Always had one first when was 18 after first child turned out fine second one I had abnormal cells so had laser treatment then a smear every year for 10 years had my last one in December I call it my Xmas present off doctor 😂 but I think with how young girls are today sexually active they should have them from 16 or be offered the chance to pay for one i would be happy to pay for my kids

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff
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11 months ago

Ann1984 Thank you for sharing your experience. I agree girls as young as 16 should be offered if they are sexually active.

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals11 months ago

It is so so important to gofor your smear test. It can be scary before you go but when you're actually there, the procedure is generally quick and the uncomfort only lasts for moments if at all. Worth it for peace of mind.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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11 months ago

I always have mine. And here's why...

I was a t university when I shared a house with someone who had cervical cancer. She told me about her journey and it was enough to ensure that I always kept my appointments.

It's 10 minutes if that. Anyone who uses the excuse it's too embarrassing really is risking their lives.

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ukheather
ukheather11 months ago

I always get mine done, don't understand why some don't.

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