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I Am Scared About Getting My First Pap Smear

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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 22 Responses Nov 17, 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 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

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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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    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 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

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    Plan on never getting it done. My mother had disasters
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    I will say it,am scared as hell,of getting hurt again,time will heal me.
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    She always will be the reminder that love was never what you thought it would be, it just wasnt always going to be like that forever. It truly made you think, like: "will she even...
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    I had seen the header and had to laugh. How very true, I thought to myself. Just kidding.... Personally I don't consider myself to be sexy and am amused when people say that I am...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    Me: Your mom is getting old Son: No. You're not. You are beautiful & sexy. Me: Really? Son: Of course, fox! I feel younger and sexier whenever I talk to him. Kids don't lie, do...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 6

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    I was gonna ask this as a question but I have to tell the whole story. So just two nights ago, I had a dream about this boy. I used to date this boy when I was younger and I always...
    Cheerqueen01 Cheerqueen01 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I had a dream about my gf last night tbh. I've liked her since the 5th grade. I've been dating her for a few months now. I wouldn't trade her for anything
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M Nov 10

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    I cant afford it i have lost a child in the process no no i cant ......
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Nov 11

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    I wish it wasn't so I wish he didn't go to my school I wish I didn't have to see him everyday I wish my friends weren't friends with him I wish I didn't have to be reminded of his...
    BrokenCx BrokenCx 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    AaliyahLove AaliyahLove 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    After just recently completing my compulsory education and graduating from college, I am so regretful that I did not end the way I wanted with an ATAR high enough for me to study...
    sammimel sammimel 18-21, F Nov 15

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    I am a 30 year old mother of 2, ages 11 and 6. I have been with my husband for 13 years. Last month, I cheated on my husband. I found out that I'm pregnant. From baby's...
    chantaliox3 chantaliox3 26-30, F 34 Responses Oct 29

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    We Italians just get better and better with age...hey..the Roman Empire lasted for over 1000 years...;)
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M Oct 30

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    Hi I'm 21 years only engaged to the fiancé who I plan on marrying next year... And I just found out I'm pregnant. I'm thinking on an abortion. I just feel like I am to young to...
    april16161616 april16161616 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I am a legend in my own mind! ;D
    johnstlouis johnstlouis 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    But what the hell..we Italians just live and feel this way.. Why do you think the Roman Empire lasted over 1000 Years? ;) Good day!:)
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    All the sex appeal... That's just how it is.
    Courtsup Courtsup 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    I just like the title! I would like to think someone thinks I am sexy but....who knows
    bacon62 bacon62 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Occasionally. Wow! So long ago! She was tall,slim,blond, and gorgeous. We were just kids. I hope you are well and that life has and is treating you well.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 27

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    Every time I think about this my heart threatens to pound it's way out of my chest. Okay so I'm getting some feeling for this amazing guy. But I'm scared. And at first I thought...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm scared of... probably hundreds of things in this world. Many of these fear came from my past, came from random moments and others were just because I had them. And most of them...
    jxstagirl jxstagirl 13-15, F Nov 7

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    I'm scared of getting hurt again.
    myhappylittlepill myhappylittlepill 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    From very little boy, I wanted to get one leg cut of, it always appeared to me as a wonderfull experience to live. Then of course, with the years, wanting more and more, I came to...
    must308 must308 46-50, T 1 Response Nov 5

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    Told my dad about getting a detention and he asked why I got it. He wasn't pleased! Said I'd really been misbehaving lately and he was fed up with me. Got spanked harder than ever...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 10 Responses Nov 6

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    So I am thinking about getting a abortion cuz Idk if I can live knowing I am carrying a rapists baby.. But idk If I could live with killing a baby..
    alwaysmeforever alwaysmeforever 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm scared of abuse when I'm in relationships with my girlfriend. Sometimes I don't like when she hit me or do stuff like abused me. It can be end up of our relationship. Cause I'm...
    shaqwanna shaqwanna 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    My dad saw my name tag from an event earlier today and in really scared about going to sleep
    HoldingOnToAir HoldingOnToAir 16-17, T 2 Responses Nov 10

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    1-i am 15 yo 2- my name is MĂ©linda 3- i live in France 4- i am un secondary School 5- I am Directioner 6- i Want a boyfriend 7- my hobbys: 8- Sport 9- music 10- i sing...
    xmelahshllznx xmelahshllznx 13-15, F Nov 9

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    i can do it if i really want to which i do. but im scared about what might happen afer.
    lulubear271 lulubear271 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    My boyfriend made up an entire relationship he had in the past. He told me it was his first love, his first long lasting relationship, they lived together, and ended when she...
    cnk2015 cnk2015 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's been almost two years since we've broken up and almost three since we started talking and dating. I'm in a happy relationship that has lasted longer than my previous one, and...
    PriscilaGaray PriscilaGaray 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't like bugging people with my feelings, plus I always worry about others first
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    elevating elevating 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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