I Hate Getting a Pap Smear

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    Awkward. Uncomfortable.

    I do wish I could see inside my vagina though…that would be neat. Definitely not a fan of the random "swab" that is rough on your insides. Sometimes they take too much time. There's a reason our vaginas aren't there for the world to explore. I don't like the stretchy feeling...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    But They Save Your Life...

    It's cervical cancer prevention week at the moment in the UK so I'm going to share this story just in case there are any young girls reading who might consider wimping out on us. Get your smear test, yes no one here will lie (unlike the patient information leaflet they send you...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2012

    Waaaaaait A Minute.

    You mean to tell me that you're going to prod around in my most sensitive, intimate, and private of areas, cause me pain and discomfort in several ways, make bizarre and completely unnecessary remarks about my physical construction, stick things in places where they ought never...
    booradley booradley
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2009

    Definitely Not On the Happier End of My "To Do" List

    Every April, I make two appointments: * Go get the taxes done *  Go get my "lower looksie" (a/k/a - my annual gynecology exam)   I can prepare adequately for one of them and not so much for the other. Though I've had painful Pap smears, I am still...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2008

    Posted In I Hate Pap Smears As Well

    I have to go to the doctor Monday to renew my birth control. SHe informed me she wouldn't fill it unless I got a smear. I hate paps, it is uncomfy, scary, and painful for me. I found out soon after I made the appointment that it isn't required. Did you hear me ladies? It's not...
    DogGirl25 DogGirl25
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 19, 2012

    Wrong Answer

    Apparently when your doctor stares at you. A stunned look on their face and asks; "You're almost 24 and have never had a pap smear!?" The wrong answer is: "Nope and I don't intend to either."Unless you want to get yourself a surprise first pap smear.Needless to say my...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 11, 2011

    Not going to say too much here.

    every woman who has had one knows what i am talking about and does not need this to be explained too descriptively. experiencing it was enough and we get to do it like every year? once a year is not enough time between these appointments!! but they are necessary for detecting...
    violet1698 violet1698
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2014

    I Would Rather Have Cancer

    I've been told that paps don't hurt if there isn't anything wrong. This isn't true. Some doctors are brutal. Besides, I am a sensitive woman to begin with. I'm not a prude but I don't want anything but a penis up there. For me the physical discomfort is only half of the story. I...
    paph8tr paph8tr
    1 Response Nov 10, 2012

    "Just Relax..."

    "Just relax...." They always say that don't they? I always feel like saying "you try relaxing when you feel like you have a traffic cone shoved up your tush!" I went for my appointment today (as a responsible health conscious adult should) It was my third...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jul 1, 2009
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