Have I booked my smear for the wrong time?

Hey everyone,
I’m stressing out. I just booked my cervical screening but realised I won’t be day 10-14 as they recommend, instead I’ll be day 26 which is a week before my next period. Is this ok? Do I cancel? I want to get it over with but now I am stressing even more. Help!

 Hi Soph,

It should be fine, it's only if you will be on your period that it could affect the smear sample. I think they say in the middle of your cycle is the best time but as long as you're not on your period it's fine. 

I wouldn't worry about changing it as it is hard to time exactly and get an appointment in the middle of your cycle!