Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community
What is a pap smear? Does it hurt ?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to genetic testing, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation, pregnancy reduction post-IVF, relationship issues, and sperm count and quality.

If you are trying to conceive for less than one year, please visit our Pregnancy: Trying to Conceive (TTC) Community

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What is a pap smear? Does it hurt ?

Hi I just got married and I have never done a pap smear before. I understand that it's really important and has to be done once a year. I am extremely scared of pain.. and i heard it really hurts.. Is there any preparations I have to prepare? What does the doctor actually do to you? And does anybody know a good Obgyn in Minneapolis, Minnesota ? thank you..
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
594189_tn?1386920207
A Pap smear (Pap test) is a way to look at a sample of cells taken from a woman's cervix. The test is used to look for changes in the cells of the cervix that show cervical cancer or conditions that may develop into cancer.


It really does not hurt. just a little unconfertable but not really painful. I found a obgyn the first time and told her i was scared and she said everyone is and made it seem so easy.

you will be fine.
Blank
325477_tn?1250554909
uncomfortable but not painful! You should have gone long time ago, starting at 18 or so..
Blank
759471_tn?1234152683
Thanks Lori, I've heard some scary stories out there. A friend of mine went for a pap smear the first time and she bled, and said it hurt a lot..
Blank
759471_tn?1234152683
i hope it's not too late for me?!
Blank
594189_tn?1386920207
You should be ok. I did not have my first pap till I was 22 about 6 months before i got pregnant.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Don't be scared.  Like everybody said, it's uncomfortable (and undignified) but not painful in any sort of way.  You'll want to check with your insurance first to find a dr, then once you choose a dr you can google their name and there are all sorts of sites out there that keep surveys of dr's.

Better late then never :)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Trying to Conceive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sassy_sam
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
pinkrazrbrd
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
isha01
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
MrsVirginia_001
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
momz1st
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
aamir1