cervical smears & cervical cancer

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cervical smear

Postby Anda Johanna on Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:10 pm

I need to know, as no nurse ever told me, if I need NOT to have intercourse before having a cervical smear done. Also, would having intercourse 24h before the smear affect in any how the result of the smear? Thank you.
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Re: cervical smear

Postby Mr Jonathan Broome on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:22 pm


Do not have intercourse 24 hours before a smear test as spermicidal gel and lubricants may make it difficult to get a good sample of cells from the cervix
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Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon - MB ChB, MRCOG

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