Cervical smear pain

Hi,

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:

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blog/blog/sometimes-smear-tests-are-painful

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blog/smear-tests-after-menopause

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blog/blog/lets-talk-about-smear-tests-when-you-have-tilted-cervix

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

x

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