Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder where one has a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Discuss topics including social phobias, claustrophobia and treatment options.
i had my first when i was 17. they are completely painless. they just feel odd thats all. it doesn't feel bigger then a males genitals if thats what your worried about. the doctors don't even show you the tool probably because it's best not to know what it looks like. I'd be more afraid of childbirth than a pap... lol. it just feels like a swab circling around your cervix. no pain, just weird feeling, can't really explain it, but don't worry.
I'm suprised they didnt give you one sooner. I'm the same way but mine did hurt not till the point where I wanted to cry it was more uncomfortable just let your doctor know that you are scarred and to go easy and you have to get used to doctors checking you up there its part of pregnancy I hate it! Good luck
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