quick question, I had my first smear at 23 in 2010 and they found abnormalities and I had lazer treatment, twice! I was told for 10 years I would need to be tested every year. two years later I got a letter to say it was due for my smear, fine. But a few months later when I turned 25 I received another letter even though I had already had it that year. I ignored the letter thinking well they obviously haven't realised.
When i was 26 and got tested no problem, 27 and they questioned it saying I wasn't due, when I explained they said, 'oh yes you are on the system twice' and they tested me. Now both 26 and 27 I had my usual letter. i went to a new doctors today because I have moved house, granted I didn't have a letter but it's been five years now and i just know when I am due to be tested. Anyway I went and she questioned it, I explained and could see he history, she called the lab explaining that if she did it they would just throw out my test because I am not on their system to have it done. They said no I didn't need it for another 2 years, she explained to them I had abnormalities in 2010 and was on the system twice. They went away and came back and said no, not due for another two years. When I tried to 'argue' my point she said that the people at the lab that because my last few results haven been fine that I am back to the 'normal' system and that there is a new policy in place that if after later treatment and results are fine after that normal procedure resumes of getting it done every few years.
Is this Correct? I kind of got the feeling like the nurse really didn't want to test me and I was just wasting her time when I have clearly been told by two different doctors practices (I have moved several times in the last few years it would seem!) that I needed to be tested every year.