Preparing for a Smear Test

We are publishing some useful tips which may encourage you to attend your appointment and make it easier and more comfortable to have your smear test.

You may be worried about having your smear test if you experience menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness or soreness, lichens sclerosis, vaginal tightness, vulval or vaginal pain or you may have had a less than pleasant experience during a previous smear test.

Firstly, if you have any concerns or worries, ask to speak to the practice nurse or your GP and let them know how you feel.

You can download our advice in full here.