Cervical smear tests are a quick and simple way to detect early abnormalities in the cells in a woman’s cervix. By detecting changes in cells early, a cervical smear can be the first step in diagnosing and treating cervical cancer. Early detection and treatment may prevent 75% of cancers developing. Cervical screening is no longer available on the NHS for women between the ages of 18 and 25, but if you fall into this age bracket or any age above - it is still important to get tested regularly. Pall Mall Medical can perform smear testing for women from the age of 18 and above. We offer a choice of having a smear test with a female Nurse, male or female GP, or a Consultant Gynaecologist. We have convenient city centre clinics located in Manchester and Liverpool with our own private hospital in Newton-le-Willows too. We respect your privacy and all appointments are made in strict confidence. We aim to get results back to you within 1 week and your results will not be shared with anybody. We have NO waiting lists and appointments are normally available same/next day too with times including early morning and evenings after school or work hours.
Smear Test & Cervical Cancer Screening
- No waiting times
- Fast results
- Clinics in Manchester, Liverpool and Newton-le-Willows
- Price from £185
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Frequently Asked Questions.
Our expert team are always hand to help, advise and arrange appointments with our specialist consultants.
When is it best to have a smear test?
- If you are menustrating (on your period)
- You are having vaginal bleeding
- You have had an IUD inserted or removed within the past 12 weeks
- You have had another smear test within the past 12 weeks
- You are pregnant or suspect to be pregnant
- You have had a miscarriage, termination or given birth within the past 12 weeks (natural or C-section)
- You have had a high vaginal / cervical swab taken in the past 12 weeks (low vaginal self swabs are fine)
- You had a transvaginal ultrasound scan in the last 2 weeks.
We do also advise patients that it is preferred that you avoid any sexual intercourse for 2 weeks prior to your smear test - where possible.
We know this can be a sensitive or embarrassing subject and you are more than welcome to ask our team any other questions about having a private smear, no matter how small the question. We will always try to make this a discreet service which is convenient for your lifestyle and work/home schedule.
What if my smear test results are abnormal?
If you receive an abnormal smear result, it can be worrying, but abnormal results are not uncommon and don’t necessarily mean you are at risk of developing cervical cancer. One in every 20 women are told they have an abnormal smear and are referred for a colposcopy. Often, this simply involves a close examination of your cervix (the neck of your womb) with a colposcope and a small sample (biopsy) to rule out pre-cancer.
The majority of abnormal smears are caused by a virus known as HPV. This virus infects 80% of the population by the age of 50 years and is transmitted through sexual contact. With a new combined test for HPV done alongside your smear, you can have the best chance to get reassurance and peace of mind.
Our Consultant Gynaecologists are also available to perform a private colposcopy to investigate your results more closely if needed.
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We put the patient at the heart of everything we do.
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- State-of-the-art facilities.
- No waiting lists.
- Rated 4.95 by our patients.
- No referrals required.