I had my first a few weeks ago. All is well.
My doctor is WONDERFUL!
She explained everything she did, she let me touch all the stuff she used to feel it (disposable, so anything I touched got chucked), as she was doing stuff she was telling me what and asked me if I could feel it (the cervix as she scraped it) and then she did a VE to feel my uterus etc, taught me how to properly check my boobs and was so thorough and attentive!
Honestly, it was the best experience I could have hoped for considering what it was and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
If you do have a doctor you trust, book one, tell them it's your first and ask them to explain what they're doing!
I had my firs one 8 days before my 30th birthday. Even then it was cause I went to a Women's health place for removal of my implanon and they saw on the form that Where it said Date of last Pap smear was blank. So now I know that on every even birthday I have to walk up the street (yes, litterally to the end of my street for this place I never knew it was there.. been there almost my whole life)or try to remember too
I've never had one....are they uncomfortable?
I stay on top of it, always have, had my first at 18 and at minimum every two years.
I keep nagging my mum that she has to go and have it done but she puts it off as she has a condition which means it's incredibly painful and she would probably have to be put under for it.
Slightly uncomfortable but nothing painful, and over in a flash!
I started having pap smears at 13, when I became sexually active. And have had them every 2 years since. To me it's just always been something that has to be done, just like breast exams.
Me + He = DD1 (2007), DD2 (2010) & BellyBaby due August 2012
Angel Baby 1 (July 2008) & Angel Baby 2 (October 2011)
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