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I Am Scared About Getting My First Pap Smear

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    My First Pap Smear: Nothing To Worry About :)

    Here's a story for those of you who are worried about pap smears. I just got my first one today; I just got back from the doctor's 25 minutes ago, so it's fresh in my memory. I'm goint to describe the emotional part of the story first, then give a brief and clinical description...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 23 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I'm 22 and I've never had a Pap smear .

    I know you're supposed to start at 21 but I am just terrified of hearing bad news . I had been swabbed by cervix and had vaginitis once and no stds but I'm so scared of hearing about cancer . I just want to be healthy and live a long life . I don't smoke or anything . I used to...
    fearfultofearless fearfultofearless 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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    I am so terrified about my first pap smear!

    I'm 18, I've had 11 partners. And I've been with the same guy for a year and a half! I'm so terrfied to have a doctor look at me down there! I'm scared if they say I have an STD or cancer! My anxiety gets so bad when I think about my chest hurts and I want to cry! I'm that...
    Asavy7 Asavy7 18-21, F Feb 8, 2014

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    Feel Ill Thinking About It

    I know what they do and that it doesn't take long, but I'm really scared. I don't want them sticking a metal thing in me :'s And I don't want anyone looking down there. I'm not sure about how undressed I need to be. To say I hate my body is an understatement, I think I suffer...
    ericofsweden ericofsweden 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    I Freak Out Just Thinking About It.

    I don't know if it hurts, everyone says its no big deal.  But my mom told me that she "feels bad for me".  Like there is some big secret, like they whip out a knife and cut you!  Lol! I've looked it up online, I accidentally saw some pictures that made...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 31 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    I'M So Scared, Somebody Help Me

    I turned 21 a few months ago and now my doctor is insisting that I get my first pap smear. I'm so scared. Well, it's not just the embarrassment I'm worried about.... I'm a virgin. I'm in a serious relationship with my boyfriend of four years, but we haven't had sex. We're...
    Sydniiee Sydniiee 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Terrified

    I have an upcoming appointment for a pap smear. I'm really scared to the point I'm almost about to throw up and feel like i'm going to have a panic attack. The main reason I'm scared is because I was sexually abused. When I think of going to the doctor for this, my mind goes...
    twinkstar twinkstar 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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