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    Default 6 weeks post natal check up

    My doctor told me that a pap smear needs to be done at my 6 weeks check up. I am so scared! I had DD couple of weeks ago and had a second degree tear. Although its recovering fast and i hardly suffered any pain, the idea of a pap smear still freaks me out.
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    I had a second degree tear too and it was totally fine. At 3 weeks PP I had a speculum put in, an internal ultrasound and a D&C and felt no pain at all. My stitches healed very well though!

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    Default 6 weeks post natal check up

    I just had my 6 week check up & she did a Pap smear which I wasn't expecting. I was talking so much that I didn't know she had even done it. Felt nothing at all & I had a second degree tear after the birth also.

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    Default 6 weeks post natal check up

    Quote Originally Posted by tubster View Post
    My doctor told me that a pap smear needs to be done at my 6 weeks check up. I am so scared! I had DD couple of weeks ago and had a second degree tear. Although its recovering fast and i hardly suffered any pain, the idea of a pap smear still freaks me out.
    Anyone can share their experience?

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    I had the exact same experience. I barely felt the Pap smear!! Walk in the park these days after pregnancy and labour

    I have to have another colposcopy soon and I'm not even worried about that even though last one was really painful!

    So don't worry!!

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    I Waited a few weeks after my 6 week check. I just didnt feel psychologically ready. As important as pap smears are, a few weeks won't make a difference

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    Default 6 weeks post natal check up

    I look at pap smears for a living and the smears from a lady 6wks post partum are often difficult to look at due to the hormonal changes esp if bf-ing. If you are willing to - ask to come back in 3-6 mths. It's a much better diagnostic sample.

    The reasons doctors do them at 6wks is that so many women do not get regularly screened that they use the check up as an opportunity to do so.

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    Default Re: 6 weeks post natal check up

    i had an espiotomy (spelt wrong) and a tear. my dr was brutal at the check up and didnt do the pap smear because it was still healing. take a few extra weeks if your not ready

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    I had a 3rd degree tear and episiotomy - pap smear was perfectly fine at 6wk check up. After what your body has been through recently, I'd be surprised if you even felt it!

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    You don't HAVE to do anything you don't want to - I would definitely wait a few months if I were in your position, no way would I be ready for a pap 6 weeks PP. It's your body!

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    Default 6 weeks post natal check up

    I had a fourth degree tear and I'm 4 weeks post partum at the moment, I'm also terrified of a Pap smear, but also well overdue one!


 

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