I’m 24 years old and I had my first smear test today , I wasn’t particularly nervous as I’ve had a child and I’ve become used to all those intrusive examinations!
It was all going fine , the speculum didn’t hurt at all, but when she started scraping I instantly got these unbelievably horrible cramps, I got hot , sweaty and nauseous & really thought I was going to pass out.
When she pulled the brush/swab out it was covered in bright red blood. The nurse told me the pain and the bleeding wasn’t normal.
I’ve had a bit of bloating and bleeding/pain in between periods but I always put it down to being on the pill and taking it back to back (DR assured me this was fine). So I assumed the bleeding was just breakthrough bleeding.
I’ve now been booked in for a pelvic exam as the nurse is concerned about PID, (I’m married and was tested during pregnancy and everything was fine).
I was an absolute emotional mess after which is not like me, I feels dramatic to say but I felt so traumatised, from this pain I wasn’t expecting and the concerns from the nurse. Has anyone else experienced this?