I'm 25 and had my first smear test today at my GP surgery. It was carried out by the nurse who had a bit of a problem getting to my cervix.
She had to use a longer speculum and it was extremely painful. She also made me put my under my hips to tilt my pelvis up a bit. Afterwards she said that she doubts that the sampe would have been adequate so she reckons i'll get called back for another!
The entire experience was awful and i'm dreading the possibility of having to go back again. Is this common? She said that my cervix was quite far back and it is probably related to my height, I'm 5ft 9. I'm worried that this is going to be a problem every time I go for a smear!
If anyone else has been through a similar experience i'd love to hear from you!