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Posted by: Me | 2008/07/30

Pap Smear

Hi
Would just like to know if any Dr. would consider putting you to sleep to perform a pap smear.
Weird question i know but would that be possible.
I am extremely afraid of this examination like i cant explain
Unbelievably so,its like a phobia of some sort and i dont think i would ever go for one unless i was put to sleep.
I no its not nec.painfull or anything like that i i know what it entails.
Please reply asap
thanks

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An anaesthetic would be an unnecessary risk. Doctors have ways of accommodating nervous patients, including allowing you to put in the speculum yourself.

Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: PAP | 2008/07/31

Hi Me, If you are shy, go to a female doc, if you were out lots of people in theatre would be looking at your privates, so rather go to a gynae and get it over with, its no big deal, a little embarrassing at first, but once the examination begins you dont think about it anymore, if you prefer a man, as i do then just go, even if you are nervous, they are pros

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