Well after 16 years of burying my head in the sand and ignoring the letters to go for a smear, I finally plucked up the courage to go for one. It was uncomfotable but not as bad as I'd expected UNTIL the nurse told me that I had a cervical polyp and it would have to be removed!! Now, not only do I have to wait nervously for the results of the smear but I will be waiting for the letter to attend an outpatients appointment to have this polyp removed. I wonder - is this karma for having put off the smear all these years?? Has anyone ever had a polyp removed under local who would be willing to share their experience with me?