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to think this shouldn't happen following a smear test

(139 Posts)
YBR Sat 10-Nov-12 19:44:11

Basically since my smear test I've been weeing myself blush. It's when I sneeze and sometimes just can't get to the loo quick enough. It seems the process has wrecked my Pelvic floor.
My DD is nearly a year old and since her birth [and a saga following episiotomy stitches unraveling] I'd managed to get control back IYSWIM but this has taken it back to square one.

Is this normal? I don't recall it happening following previous smears.

keriatthetate Sat 10-Nov-12 19:50:21

I would go back and have a chat with your GP.

moleskin Sat 10-Nov-12 20:33:40

I would def go back to gp not normal I don't think

EuroShagmore Sat 10-Nov-12 20:34:29

No, that's not normal. Definitely go back to the dr.

HappySeven Sat 10-Nov-12 20:39:24

I think it's unlikely it has wrecked your pelvic floor (if it had I think it would be very painful at the time) but it may does sound like you could do with seeing your GP. If you can find Nankypeevy on here she might give you some good advice. She was on this thread a little while ago.

lovelyladuree Sat 10-Nov-12 22:09:46

Quite possibly may have bruised your bladder, like rough sex can. I reckon by the time you get to see your GP it will all be back to normal. Good luck.

MixedBerries Sat 10-Nov-12 22:30:16

That's really very unlikely to have anything to do with the smear test. Sounds awful all the same. Go to the GP and explain the problem. Let me tell you, be very very proud that you had the smear at all. It really is a life saving procedure.
I'm sure you'll all be sighing with predictability but I'm one of those who who had a smear and it turned out to be dodgy. I had LLETZ and the next one (6 months later) still showed abnormal cells. That's bad news but better than having cancer in my opinion. At least they can keep an eye on me now.
Good luck and do speak to the GP. Let us know how you get on. Remember that a smear test isn't just something that the authorities dictate to demean womenfolk. They're there for a reason.

YBR Sun 11-Nov-12 15:11:00

None the less, the authorities, including that GP don't seem to take account of how demeaning it is, nor how painful in can be.

Thanks to everyone for their answers. I'll try and get an appointment with, and an explanation from, a GP this week.

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 11-Nov-12 15:21:21

Well done for having the smear, wish I had the nerve to go blush

Go to your GP and seek help

valiumredhead Sun 11-Nov-12 15:22:28

I doubt it has anything to do with the smear, I mean how can it? confused

The smear involves a tiny scrape of the cervix with a tiny instrument - that can't wreck your pelvic floor. Bruised is much more likely or possible a water infection. See your GP.

Meglet Sun 11-Nov-12 15:24:03

<<stern (but friendly) look at McChristmaspants>>

When was your last smear test?

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 11-Nov-12 15:27:36

Over 6 years ago maybe more

valiumredhead Sun 11-Nov-12 15:28:10

GO!!!!!

nightowlmostly Sun 11-Nov-12 15:28:51

For anyone reading this who hasn't had a smear yet, I went the other day and it was over in under a minute and I didn't feel a thing. Honestly, some people might find it uncomfortable and a few may find it painful, but I believe that usually it's quick and painless.

OP I feel for you, but can't understand how the smear could have been the cause. Go back to your GP and get checked out.

Is there some reason that you are avoiding having one McChristmasPants2012 ?

LadyMaryCrawley Sun 11-Nov-12 15:30:22

Please McChristmasPants, please please please go and get it done. It's over in a flash and it's not that bad. Really it isn't. The tiny scrapy thing is plastic, you get a modesty blanket, the nurse will make you feel as comfy as possible and it really can save your life. Please go and get it done.

puds11 Sun 11-Nov-12 15:31:38

Oh god!!! Ive just had my letter to have my first smear, and this has put me right off. Now im scared.

LadyMaryCrawley Sun 11-Nov-12 15:32:00

Also meant to say, OP this sounds like one for your GP. Hope you get it sorted soon!

valiumredhead Sun 11-Nov-12 15:33:03

puds just go, it's over in 5 seconds, I was in and out of the surgery in 5 minutes last time.

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 11-Nov-12 15:33:40

I felt so degraded last time, but don't let my little comment take over op thread

Equally stern (but friendly) look at McChristmasPants

I went last month (October) after having the letter since July 2011 shock - yes 15 months blush

Luckily everything went ok and result good. But the nurse was running 20 minutes late and I had to sit on my hands to stop myself saying "Oh, look, I'll make another appointment"

Inspired by my bravery, I made a dentist appointment (I decided not to go back to my local one but that's another issue)
Going to have a couple of crowns done ( ££ and shock ) .

Huuuuuuggggeee relief (well it will be after aforemention ££ appointmemt)

Do It. Make the call Pants2012.

valiumredhead Sun 11-Nov-12 15:35:31

People that are say degraded - do you mean you felt embarrassed and/or shy?

ArthurPewty Sun 11-Nov-12 15:36:07

I've never had difficulties with a smear test. I am a bit stoic about that sort of thing, though, because of my propalspe difficulties since i had my babies.

Competing interests: i am an american who had yearly smears from 18 until i moved to the UK in my middle 20s, and I have attended every smear offered on the NHS (and i'm glad they're 3 years apart!)

LadyMaryCrawley Sun 11-Nov-12 15:36:34

^ what valium said. Just go. It's nothing to worry about.

ArthurPewty Sun 11-Nov-12 15:37:02

*prolapse.

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