Posted by: Nan | 2004/10/26

Pap smear

I have stopped using contraceptives and I was advised to have pap smear done to clean myself.I would like to know if it a painful process or not because I've heard different stories.

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The pap smear is to check for cancer of the cervix. It is slightly uncomfortable, but not painful.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Jenna | 2004/10/26

Don't listen to any scary stories. It is not a painful process at all. And as said above, it only takes a few seconds and then you don't have to you don't have to think about until you go again.

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Posted by: Ang22 | 2004/10/26

I had it done twice
and in my experiance its not sore at all !

Good Luck!

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Posted by: PN | 2004/10/26

The purpose of a Pap Smear is to check for cervical cancer.

To answer your question: it can be sore if you are tense.

You have to relax during the process.

It only takes a few seconds , so don't stress.

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