Cervical smear pain


I had my first cervical smear a few months ago and found it incredibly painful. I know that people mention ‘discomfort’ but this was more than I was anticipating. I feel like there is something wrong with me and that it is going to affect my sex life. I have found intercourse to also be quite painful sometimes and I am even more worried as it has been a really long time since I last engaged with it. Any advice welcome

Hi caitg

There is some good information on this website about painful smears - see the following links:




Whatever you do don’t make the same mistake as me and give up on cervical screening - see my back story.


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