Bricking It About Having a Smear Test? Let This Doctor Settle Your Mind

Cervical smear tests aren't usually up there on the list of things we'd like to spend our time doing. But they are vital in the early detection of more pressing issues such as cervical cancer. So it's so important that when that letter lands on your doormat inviting you to book your screening, bite the bullet and call straight away. Don't give yourself time to think about it and make yourself more nervous—it's not as scary as it sounds, I swear. To help put your mind at ease, I've laid out everything you need to know about what happens during a smear test (and what results you might get back after too) so you can waltz right into that doctor's office without fear.