Will a pap smear still hurt even if your not a virgin ?
- MysticLv 51 month ago
No - it should not cause pain. Mine have never hurt.
- KayleenRLv 71 month ago
It is uncomfortable, but if you are not a virgin it should not hurt
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 month ago
If they hurt before, they'll still hurt after. Some girls say it hurts like hell for days, some say it's just uncomfortable, but I've never met a female who had an enjoyable pap test.
- D_21Lv 51 month ago
It doesn't really hurt. And I don't know what pinch the other answers are talking about. The sample taken during a pap smear is done with a cytology brush. It doesn't pinch. The only thing that should pinch would be if you had a biopsy. Which is unlikely to occur before you get results back from a PAP.
The speculum part sometimes a little uncomfortable, but it's not bad. It's totally bearable. Being a woman there are so many things a lady experiences that are much more painful. For example period cramps, or plucking your eyebrows for the first time.
The pap is not that bad.
Also....you shouldn't need one if you're a virgin. The PAP smear test is for detecting cervical cancer. We now know that most cervical cancers are caused by specific strains of the Human Papillomavirus. It's very unlikely for you to be exposed to this virus, unless you have sex with someone who has been in contact with it.
Therefore if you have never had sex...you probably don't have the virus. Which in turn means there's an extremely low chance of you developing cervical cancer, or any changes to the cervix.
The thing is that the cervix is an internal organ, and it's pretty well protected inside your body. It's the doorway between the vaginal canal and the uterus. Aside from periods you don't use it very much before you become sexually active. When you begin to have sex you begin to expose your body (and your cervix) to germs from other people. If those germs infect and damage the cervix, that's obviously bad. It's worse if an infection spreads from the cervix to other parts of your body. That's why we have the PAP. To detect cell changes in the cervix.
Do your own research online to learn more. Or try talking to an actual healthcare professional (nurse/doctor etc)
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- PatriciaLv 72 months ago
It doesn't really "hurt", it's just uncomfortable. You might feel a pinch when the doctor is taking a sample, but it only lasts a second. Then it's over.
It's suggested to relax as much as possible and to take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth during the procedure if you're uptight. That really helps.
- KangarooLv 72 months ago
It doesn't hurt either way.
- Diane ALv 72 months ago
I wouldn’t say hurt, it’s like a dull pinch that lasts a second.