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worried about what's going on down there since i had my smear

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worried about what's going on down there since i had my smear

hi there i had my first ever smear on the 3rd of this months and i was bleeding alot after it and i feel so different now is there anyone that can help , because ive never had sex before and my partner wants to but i dont im scared too, this smear i had im also wondering would it mean the nurse has broke me in because im not sure someone please help me im so confused and embressed  Embarassed


Hello there, I do not understand why they did a smear on you. Virgins are very low risk. The risk for a sexually active woman is 1% in her lifetime. Up to your imagination what it is for a virgin. It astonishes me someone would do a smear on a virgin, HPV is mostly transmitted via sexual intercourse. The type of cc that is not, is not usually picked up by the smear test. This is jmedically unethical ( also because GPs get cash bonuses for recruiting women for screening and hitting targets!!). I would not go back to such a GP.

I wonder whether they explained to you why you needed it and what it might entail to you as a virgin.Yes, they might have broken you down there or it is just the bleeding/spotting you may get after the smear. It should have been your boyfriend and not an NHS nurse...When I was in your situation, the NHS would try to cajole into the test as almost as a guy keeps begging you for sex. I never let them. So angry about them.  

Please do not believe everything the NHS tells you.

Meghan Herring


Forgive me for butting in here!

At Jo's we know there are lots of misconceptions about HPV so I just wanted to link to our information pages which I hope will help clear up some questions. 

About cervical screening: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/cervical-screening-sme...

How do you get HPV: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/hpv/how-do-I-get-HPV

Frequnetly asked questions on cervical screening: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/faq/cervical-screening

I hope you find this helpful.

Best wishes,


Support Services Officer

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Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust