I posted earlier about whether having the mirena removed is painful and whether I can have a smear test done at the same time as I have put off my next test for many years.
Now I have another issue - I want the mirena out urgently, as soon as I can get an appointment. However, last night I started bleeding - its not heavy but I'm passing large clots.
The guidelines say you shouldn't have a smear on your period but this isn't technically a period - I'm guessing the issue is getting a sample that's clear of blood rather than where you are in your cycle though.
Aside from the unpleasantness of having these things done when you're bleeding, can you have a successful smear done when you're bleeding? If not, how do you schedule a test if you have something like a mirena that means you bleed most of the time and unpredictably? It's making me think I should put it off until the bleeding stops as I don't want to have to go through it all again for a smear test, but I just want the coil out now!