Don't you just hate pap smears?

gwenevieve gwenevieve
had one today, they are the worst and i always forget exactly how bad they suck.
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yes i hate them
33  (46%)
they dont bother me
28  (39%)
other
11  (15%)
Total votes: 72
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12/12/2012
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GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
They're not exactly fun but don't bother me and they're over quick!
12/12/2012
sugar&spikes sugar&spikes
yes
12/12/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
It's uncomfortable, but nothing compared to getting Mirena put in (never had kids). Eek.
12/12/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
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Originally posted by gwenevieve
had one today, they are the worst and i always forget exactly how bad they suck.
They don't really bother me..
12/12/2012
Kitka Kitka
The pap smear itself isn't what bothers me about these kinds of visits to the lady doc. It's the speculum insertion/removal and when I have an annual appointment I can't take her gloved fingers jammed in there and pressing around on my insides while her other hand presses from the outside of my lower belly. She tries to be as gentle as possible and it never lasts very long but holy god is it uncomfortable while it's happening.
12/12/2012
lovelylolaa lovelylolaa
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Originally posted by Kitka
The pap smear itself isn't what bothers me about these kinds of visits to the lady doc. It's the speculum insertion/removal and when I have an annual appointment I can't take her gloved fingers jammed in there and pressing around on my ... More
Yea i totally agree i hate that
12/12/2012
Missy May Missy May
I don't like them, but they don't hurt. They're just uncomfortable.
12/12/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
They don't bother me.
12/12/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I don't really like having them done, but I see a midwife who is very gentle and you barely notice.
12/12/2012
Beck Beck
I don't dislike them at all. Hey, my insurance just paid for me to get felt up by someone. I'm down.
12/12/2012
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by gwenevieve
had one today, they are the worst and i always forget exactly how bad they suck.
I love them...Just kidding they suck!!
12/12/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
Hate them.
12/12/2012
EdenG EdenG
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Originally posted by Beck
I don't dislike them at all. Hey, my insurance just paid for me to get felt up by someone. I'm down.
hah! that's hilarious! Although honestly I was a little whacked out the first time I had one done, because it gave me a good tingling sensation! yikes..enjoying the dr. a lil too much!
12/12/2012
nikki0668 nikki0668
Can't stand them.
12/12/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by EdenG
hah! that's hilarious! Although honestly I was a little whacked out the first time I had one done, because it gave me a good tingling sensation! yikes..enjoying the dr. a lil too much!
Even the husband gets to watch.
12/12/2012
brevado brevado
I can think of things I hate a lot more
12/12/2012
November November
I absolutely hated them until I found a doctor who tried using a longer speculum, so she has an easier time finding my cervix and it's over fairly quickly now. Also she has a VERY light touch! Her touch is so light I almost didn't even feel her swabbing my cervix, it just felt like a light tickle, almost enjoyable.
12/12/2012
woodsdragon woodsdragon
I HATE THEM!! The last 2 times I have had mine done I have had to get them redone in 6 months because the swab was unreadadle (blurry or diluted or something). First time I was ok, it happens. Yeah, I am switching doctors now that I have insurance!!
12/12/2012
indiglo indiglo
It's not like I look forward to them each time, but they aren't that bad. Even with the rectal exam accompanying them, I've experienced loads of things that were much worse!
12/12/2012
skittles1605 skittles1605
they suck but they dont hurt
12/13/2012
xGOLDx xGOLDx
They are annoying but I always use it as an excuse to eat stupid amounts of junk food. I deserve a pint of ice cream just for going to the pap!
12/13/2012
HydrogenBondage HydrogenBondage
I actually kind of enjoy them, but only because I intend to become a gynecologist when I finish school. Any slight discomfort I experience during pap smears and STI testing is quelled by the knowledge that it's the medically responsible thing to do.

I am only twenty, though, so I suppose the novelty of it may eventually wear off.
12/14/2012
gwenevieve gwenevieve
I think I may dislike them because of my crazy severe anxiety. I felt like I'd been sexually abused after my last one was over. I actually even cried a little bit :/
12/16/2012
ARPKasso ARPKasso
I'm not exactly a fan, but I mean I tolerate it.
12/18/2012
November November
Quote:
Originally posted by gwenevieve
I think I may dislike them because of my crazy severe anxiety. I felt like I'd been sexually abused after my last one was over. I actually even cried a little bit :/
Hey, I'm concerned here. Do you have an anxiety disorder? Have you ever been sexually assaulted? If so, I can imagine that it could make getting a pap smear difficult. You can send me a message instead of replying here if you prefer.
12/18/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
It's uncomfortable, but meh, so are a lot of doctor's check ups for lots of things. I hate going to the dentist more than anything. Papsmears are over pretty quickly, so I can live with it. I have one scheduled day after tomorrow, actually. Better than the dentist, I say.
12/18/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I mean, I don't love them
12/18/2012
novanilla novanilla
It's not a huge deal to me.
12/18/2012
MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
Just the thought of one is traumatizing
12/18/2012
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