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What does a pap smear feel like? Does it hurt? How far up do they have to go? I have never had one, and I am quite apprehensive.
Thank you for your question. I’ll try to answer as best as possible. I’ve had a pap smear for the past 5 years. It’s not super comfortable and there’s a lot of pressure when they put the clamp in your vagina, but I wouldn’t say it hurts. They have to swab your cervix so the q-tip usually goes in about 6 inches or so. Don’t be apprehensive – it’s a super routine procedure and the more relaxed you are, the easier and faster it will be.
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