im 22 and today I asked my family planning clinic if they can do smears for under 25s and to my astonishment they said YES. When asked if id like to arrange an appointment I hung up in shock. I don't know whether to go for it or not. I don't have symptoms (other than a funny feeling I've had in my abdomen for a while but its probably my bladder so I'm not worried about this) so I don't know whether to get one now or wait til I'm 25 like everybody else. I could've contracted HPV in my teenage years as I didn't have the vaccine til later. I've been with the same partner for nearly 5 years now and we want to settle down and buy our first house and start a family so the sensible part of me is screaming do it now in case you are developing something but then again I keep thinking I'm just being paranoid and if I get an abnormal result i will make myself ill with worry! Advice please ladies, do I do it now or wait? I don't want unneccesary treatment. I've heard that 1 IN 3 smears for women under 25 comes back as abnormal so I'm in a dilemma. I need to make a decision!
PS I know I've posted a similar topic before so I do apologise but now is decision time!