I have decided to begin taking steps in attending my first smear test, to give a bit of background I am 25, 26 in May this year. I received a letter to attend the smear in August 2013 and have put it out of my mind until now – I don’t know I am just scared stiff (hence my name).
I have done some research and I have found that the smear is best completed in the middle of the menstrual cycle, the thing is that I don’t have a regular cycle – does this matter?
Will my doctor be angry with me that I haven’t booked it before?
I am frightened that I will have a high risk type of HPV because I experienced sexual abuse at a young age (in childhood). Will I be tested for this because I am under 30?
In the smear test do they ask questions about sexual history?
What kind of questions do they ask?
I have read that you are not allowed to douche in the 24 hours before, would I be allowed to wash as normal?
I am frightened to death as I smoke and due to things out of my control had sexual activity at a young age. I am frightened that I am ill.
I am sorry that this is my first post and that it is so heavy