The purpose of this is to help with education and create better conversations between patients and their healthcare providers. So, I avoid pap smears as much as possible. I am tired of suffering through pap smears. I really need some help. The condition is called Cervical Stenosis. I just don't want to have to go thru that or anything like that again. It tests for abnormal cells on the cervix.
Ask your friends what gyn they are seeing and how they like them and maybe choose a woman gyn the next time. When can a woman stop having Pap smears performed? Apparently when they do pap smears they check your uterus — I have a feeling that the whole breaking my hymen with a metal speculum is going to hurt. I screamed the pain was so intolerable. I had to urine when I went for the first pap of me and collected muscles do not go along with trying on the doctor not to pee. Half hour for the wait, getting undressed, getting dressed, and questions which will be the most part of the exam. My mom and the Drs are trying to get me to go back when I'm ready but idk if I will because I'm not doing that to myself again.
Then she did that finger thing, to check for things on my ovaries, and I hated that also. Our mind is to get as far away as possible and to stay extended. As she was explaining to me and showing me in details what she was going to do I knew in my mind and I kept telling myself I can't do this. A negative result means that your cervix is normal. Between ages 21 and 29, get a Pap smear at least every three years, especially if you're sexually active. I just wanted her to stop. With proper screening, cervical cancer is preventable and avoidable.
However it is a very quick procedure. People are in various risks. My mother who had many children always has very painful paps, using the smallest speculum worked for her, have them warm it too. Cervical Stenosis can occur after menopause or if one has surgery such as a cone biopsy. These can be reduced if the clinician is awesome! My primary doctor did it during annual examination. Outside of work, Jaimie trains for marathons with the goal of running 50 races before she turns 50 years old. If you're a virgin or not sexually active, a can be uncomfortable or even slightly painful.
I just started bawling like a baby and I had to get up and basically run out of the Drs office. I bled a lot and he couldn't stop the beeding after several minutes. Like under 2 minutes once she got going. I hurt my back from tensing up so bad during my last pap smear. All content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice.
It is not so much a pain factor as just an uncomfortable f … actor, but it usually happens really fast so don't stress about it too much. Recent changes to testing guidelines have removed the need for anyone under the age of 21 to be tested, regardless of sexual activity. My last pap was slightly painful but this time I nearly flew off the table screaming! I couldn't even let the dr finish or get a sample of anything. I say think because at least where I live there is no test you can take and only internet advice. This one hurt the worst because the doctor just kept digging around and then left the speculum jammed in an awkward position for several minutes. I guess it's not the most comfortable thing ever, but there is worse as far as doctor visits go. .
Anyway, I'd try to figure out how to relax as I hope this doesn't carry over to when you have sex. For this reason, it is recommended that all women begin their cervical cancer screening with a Pap smear every 3 years beginning at age 21. I am 21, a virgin to my knowledge , and have never used tampons. They often put a poster above the table and women can look at that and day dream go to their happy place for the couple of minutes it takes for the exam. But I may be forced to because of medical requirements. It's not uncommon for women to experience a little spotting after a Pap, so don't be freaked out if that happens to you. Don't just go back to the same idiot.
You agreed to keep your socks on. I just could not relax. Hope you feel better soon! I decided to start seeing a female doctor and I haven't had a problem since. Warming the speculum will also make you more comfortable. My pain comes with the initiial insertion of the instrument used to do the pap. I just had a pap smear last November and I can't remember it being eventful. During a colposcopy exam, your doctor will use light and magnification to see vaginal and cervical tissues more clearly.
I'm sure he thought I was faking the bleeding too. Does anyone have some advice for me? I finally got to a point where she could get the speculum in though not to the point where she could open it , and that still hurt. That being said, however, don't let my bad experience discourage you. No graceless posts or comments generalizing gender. I sat there unable to move, shaking uncontrolably and retching. I don't think I experience any pain from the cell collection, but by the time the instrument is inserted, I'm so tense that everything just hurts.