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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
So last week I went to the gynecologist, and has my full inspection. they sent away my pap smear And found that it's clean except they're missing a certain type of cell. sooo, now I have to go BACK in and get another pap. -.- euw.
post #2 of 28
No fun! And... weird too, isn't it?
post #3 of 28
I hate them so much!
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
Apparently not all that unusual. still crappy -.- I think I'm having one of those weeks.. *sigh*
post #5 of 28
I hate getting those too. Im glad I have a good doctor....no worries on the missing cell type, it was probably just not found in the smear, or too damaged to be analyzed. Heres hoping someoens working on improving the pap!
post #6 of 28
Sucks to the fullest!! I hate having those things done,,Ive had so many Im just gonna start asking for the do-it-yourself kit!!!LOL!!
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Sanctie
Sucks to the fullest!! I hate having those things done,,Ive had so many Im just gonna start asking for the do-it-yourself kit!!!LOL!!

you know, I think your on to something there! DIY then just drop it off at the office, and then if there is something "odd" then you can go in...
post #8 of 28
Uuuurgh i got my "invite" to go for mine last week!.

I wouldn't worry Denise because when they sent my reminder they put a leaflet in saying not to worry if you get called back because it could be something that they couldn't get a proper reading from like yours obviously didn't.

The nurse had a job getting a sample from my last one 3 years ago that in the end she had to get something that i can only describe as looking like a mascara brush to scrape away the cells that way

Oh i hope it's not the same this time
post #9 of 28
Yucko! I've been successfully avoiding mine for awhile. It's hard to find a lady doctor in this town and I just can't let the old fart male family doctor do it. I suppose I should make an appointment with the clinic, but somehow it's not something that I'm looking forward to doing so I keep putting it off. The doctors keep on threatening to not give me birthcontrol pills....but I know they will...afterall, I am a 23yr old woman! HAHA for once my young age WORKS for me!
post #10 of 28
here in germany its obligatory to go every 6 months when you are on the pill onwards. so i have to go in 2 weeks
post #11 of 28
I get to go in for a pap on Thursday morning.......anyone want to come with me!?
post #12 of 28
Ladies, do what you have to do. I had cervical cancer in 1972 and had to have paps done every 2 months for a year, then every 6 months for a couple of years and finally once per year. Better safe than sorry even if it is a yukky exam.
post #13 of 28
Oh, what a pain!
post #14 of 28
Oh i agree!. As much as i hate it theres no way i would miss one.

SYLOMA: Please get one done because even at 23 your not immune from cervical cancer
post #15 of 28
Definately a yucky, yet vital test! I am sure everything will turn out fine. It is definately better to get everything checked out properly!
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
SYLORNA: Please get one done because even at 23 your not immune from cervical cancer
Don't worry, I will. Especially with Polycysticovarian Syndrome running in the family (yay! I get to partake!). It was just so much easier when I was at school and could go to the clinic there, where they had many female doctors and they didn't fight over clients (unlike the local business here, where they've all agreed not to take each others patients, so you can't switch doctors even if you want to).
I'll call the clinic tomorrow. This has been a good reminder.
post #17 of 28
Good girl! I keep nagging a girl i work with who's never had one done but i can't get it through to her
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Ladies, do what you have to do. I had cervical cancer in 1972 and had to have paps done every 2 months for a year, then every 6 months for a couple of years and finally once per year. Better safe than sorry even if it is a yukky exam.
Absolutely right! I had cervical cancer in '93. I really don't want to make this more scary for anyone, but it is HIGHLY IMPORTANT to never miss a pap exam. If anyone wants more info as to why, please PM me.
post #19 of 28
Yuck!! I hate going to the female doctor!!! In '03 i bet I went 6 times from severe pelvic pain. I always feel so violated afterwards too!! I guess I am always tense when I go (how are you REALLY supposed to relax anyway?!) because it feels uncomfortable the whole rest of the day afterwards. EWW!!
post #20 of 28
I think if there's one thing in this world that ALL women hate, it's getting a smear test done. It's even worse if you get a gynaecologist who isn't exactly the most gentle thing on the planet. Certainly mine was a bit ham-handed and I think I walked like John Wayne on the way out of there.... hope it goes well beb. One is bad enough but two? Bleaugh.
post #21 of 28
Well, I went to my gyno today guys. About a year ago, a had a pap come back abnormal. Hearing that from your doctor over the phone certaily makes your stomach fall to your feet. I went to a gyno that my doctor recommended, and he did a biopsy and said I had mild displasia, (sp?) caught way early. He did a colposcopy on me, which froze the cells. Then for the next 4-5 years, he has to check it like every 4 months to make sure it's not coming back. I"m happy to see he looked in there and he says everything looks great! And I gotta tell you guys, if any of you live near me and need a good, gentle, and I do mean gentle doctor, go see him!
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Bleh. I just got this Dr. and he's a bit rough and tumble.. I'm pondering going to a different person to get the correct pap done, and sticking with that one if they're any more gentle. *sigh*I'm putting off getting the 2nd pap done because the first was just awful (I Will get it done shortly.. just.. not this week, lol.)
post #23 of 28
Well im 19.. and a pro at gettin paps! 2 summer's ago, i had to get surgery bcuz i had cancer cells developing on my cervix.. and i've had 10 paps since then!!! its horrible, but my cancer cells are all gone.. but i have about a 50% chance of them coming back :S...

and i go on.. Monday for another pap.. what fun they are!!
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
The nurse had a job getting a sample from my last one 3 years ago that in the end she had to get something that i can only describe as looking like a mascara brush to scrape away the cells that way

Oh i hope it's not the same this time
OMG, they've been using the mascara brush thingie here for years, and every time I go! I almost laugh when she says "you'll feel a slight pressure..." Slight pressure?!?! That SOB hurts! LOL Well, at least I know that she knows what it actually does feel like. And I really like that she warms up the instruments with warm water, and makes it as quick and painless as humanly possible!
post #25 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosemite
Ladies, do what you have to do. I had cervical cancer in 1972 and had to have paps done every 2 months for a year, then every 6 months for a couple of years and finally once per year. Better safe than sorry even if it is a yukky exam.
Here, Here! A standing ovation for your comment Yosemite! Guys we should be thrilled to pieces that there is a test available to detect cervical cancer early! Same goes for the mammogram, imagine if we had lived 100 years ago or less. a lot of us would not be here to complain about it.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Good girl! I keep nagging a girl i work with who's never had one done but i can't get it through to her
Good for you Susan keep nagging. Tell her to rent the movie "Wit" It's an HBO film based on the Broadway play of the same name. It's about a woman with ovarian cancer, with the ultra-fabulous Brit, Emma Thompson. Though you can't detect cervical cancer with a pap, during the exam thd doc should still check you ovaries manually to detect any abnormalities. Wit is a wonderful film, great acting all around, directed by Mike Nichols. I show it regularly to my homeless clients at health education workshops. I have never seen a woman NOT blown away by this film.
post #27 of 28
They are yucky but can save your life!
post #28 of 28
When I'm old enough I will go, my mum had cervical cancer too!
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