I had a pap smear and was told there was some blood in the way and therefore the test was inconclusive. The Dr wants me to use a vaginal hormone cream and return in two months. I have talked to friends who are also going through menopause and never had to go on hormones to have a pap smear. I am not a candidate for hormones as I lost my vision once when I tried to go on them, so I am reluctant. The Dr hurt somewhat when she did the test so I don't know if this coupled with my dryness is the cause of the blood. Do you think it prudent to ask her to be more gentle? Is it possible to perform the test without being rough and if so, will she be able to get a proper sample this way?View Thread
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