Hiya ladies :slight_smile: I don’t know if I am posting in the right forum here but worth a shot! So tomorrow I have an oncology check up and I have to have a vault smear…This has not been explained to me and I am really worried. What is this and doesiit hurt? :frowning:

Hi Doodlebug:

A vault smear is a scraping of cells from the upper vagina.  Since you've had a hysterectomy there's no cervix left from where  to get a sample. It's a routine way of checking to make sure everything's OK

Take care

t xx

Hi Doodlebug :-)

It's a cervix-free cervical smear :-) Exactly the same as a regular pap test.

Be lucky :-)