|re: What to expect at your first pelvic exam|
By Damhnait Comments: 691, member since Sun Apr 22, 2007
On Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:46 AM
This thread is so helpful!
I've been having gyno visits for the past two years, so I know and trust my doctor. Every year she tells me that I don't need the pap smear until I'm 21... I'm 21 now =( My doom is facing me in two month's time, haha. As helpful as this thread is, I don't think anything can prepare for how scary that speculum looks... and the fact that its wings are called "blades".
That being said, I could never imagine NOT getting this done ever being an option. I'm scared and definitely dreading it happening, but I would never in my wildest dreams just flat out refuse to go like some people in this thread.
Still scary. I may be 21, but I think they should still offer a lollipop after the exam like pediatricians do.