Hi, I’m 32 years old, after years of making appointments and cancelling them, I finally had my first smear test on 29th October. I’m a virgin and told them that when asked whether there was any chance I could have an STD. The nurse went to speak to a colleague and both thought that I wouldn’t need the test as I would be at such low risk but I’d need to sign a disclaimer.
I decided to have the test, as it had been so hard for me to actually get there, and there is still a small chance I could get cervical cancer. Both nurses were lovely, and the test itself really was not as embarrassing as I thought it would be, even with having social anxiety. Unfortunately, the nurses were unable to find my cervix, and I was unable to relax myself enough so they couldn’t complete the test.
The nurses also thought I might have thrush and took a swab - should I have heard anything from them yet?
I have another appointment booked for 3rd December, and am debating whether to cancel this or not. I sort of want to get it done for piece of mind but part of me is worried that I’ll be wasting the nurses time and the test will be unsuccessful again.
I’m not really sure what i’m asking, has anyone else had a similar experience?