Cervical Smears

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 who have ever been sexually active should have a smear done. These are usually carried out every 3 years or more frequently if previous smears suggested this would be more appropriate.

Cervical smears assess the general health of the cervix and can pick up cervical abnormalities which may otherwise progress into cervical cancer.

The best time to have your smear done is around 2 weeks into your menstrual cycle i.e. approximately midway between the date of your last period and the date of your next expected period.

Cervical smears are undertaken by our practice nurses and the procedure takes about 20 minutes.

For more information on cervical smears please visit NHS Choices.



ADDRESS
Clapham Road Surgery,
46-48 Clapham Road,
Bedford, MK41 7PW

Phone: 01234 357143
Fax: 01234 345902
email: enquiries@claphamroad-bedford.nhs.uk

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