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NHS Lanarkshire shares tips for women who are nervous thinking about cervical screening

NHS Lanarkshire pays homage to Cervical Screening Awareness Week by emphasizing tips to help women feel more comfortable on the test.

Cervical Examination Awareness Week is held from June 20th to 26th and aims to emphasize the importance of regular cervical examinations for women's health.

Advanced nurse practitioner Sooz McCrae has conducted thousands of smear tests in her career and has some tips for cervical screening to facilitate appointments for worried women. I am.

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She states: If she's thinking "what can I do to keep this from getting nervous", wear a skirt or dress. You'll be amazed at how well it works as a blanket than the little paper blanket we can offer.

"If you were previously told that you knew which size of microscope was best for you, tell the nurse doing the smear test. How much it is. I don't know if it helps.

"Another important tip is to remember that the nurse making the smear is also likely to have the smear. Same. I hope to provide a good experience. ”

Other tips for relieving tension include seeking a nurse or doctor of a particular gender. This will make you feel more comfortable. Sleeping on your back may make you feel uncomfortable. You can ask to lie down on your left side with your knees bent.

Anyone between the ages of 25 and 64 who has a cervical cervix in Scotland is invited to a smear test. Even with the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, the test takes only 5 minutes.

In this test, cervical cells for HPV, the main cause of cervical cancer Check. If HPV is detected, changes in the cells of the sample are checked.

This is the most effective and accurate way to find out if you are more likely to develop cervical cancer, so you only need to test it every 5 years.

If cervical cancer is detected early, it is nine times more likely to survive cervical cancer, so early detection of cellular changes is important.

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