Or am I doomed to never get a pelvic exam ever again? Pap smears should not be painful, and they are most definitely not something to endure. In fact, each painful pelvic exam or Pap smear can further increase your pain, which worsens your underlying condition, never mind causing stress and trauma. There are definitely options to reduce your pain. Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.
My name is Noelle, I'm 24, and I just went to the gynecologist for the first time. " Family history is very important for the first exam because it kind of "Just a little more," she said, as it actually started to get a little painful. Gynecologic exams are done for cervical cancer and STD screening, and However, some women find these exams to be especially distressing and painful. Dr. Lynn Wang is a gynecologist and female sexual medicine.
Prior to an appointment with the gynecologist, it is important to preserve the natural vaginal flora for the doctor to objectively assess your health condition and for smear test results to be adequate.
Let's face it: Unless you happen to really love your doctor or have a thing for medical exams, you're most likely not bursting with joy when it's time for a gyno appointment. But for people with vaginismus — a condition that causes the pelvic floor muscles to involuntarily contract, making vaginal penetration painful or impossible — the struggle is way worse. As someone who has vaginismus , a condition that usually prevents me from being penetrated by anything from speculums and tampons to dildos and dicks, going to the gynecologist is a stressful and, at times, traumatic ordeal.