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    clare076 Guest

    Default quick one about pap smear and thrush

    OK, I was just thinking today (I think I may have the dreaded thrush) Why is it that when you use the applicator you should only insert it half way, but a doc can put a great big cold metal speculum up there and scrap your cervix during a pap smear?



    Surely if either were going to cause a problem it would be the pap smear not the applicator, I mean it's not really that big, and it doesn't touch the cervix like a pap does.

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    I guess the difference is the doctor can see when they're getting close to the cervix but some ppl might just jam the applicator in too hard/too far. Anyway the cream sort of manages to find its way to the right place anyway, doesn't it?

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    Clare it pays to be cautious with that applicator when pg anyway. I always thought if it goes in half way, once you depress the plunger, the treatment will be in just the right spot.

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    Mary-dean - Yeah I suppose, I never thought of it that way. I just saw the size of the applictor and thought "are you kidding" They actually look smaller now than when I was preganant with Shelby, so half way didn't seem much.

    I figured the cream would make it's way to the right spot

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    I was told to not even use the applicator thing for the thrush cream when pregnant... I got told to just put the cream on with my fingers on the outside bits and a little bit inside as well.

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