smear test hurts!
I have been married for a year to the most amazing husband.
Recently I had a smear test at a local family planning clinic and it was utter agony. I was screamimg in pain when the nurse tried to put in the speculum into my vagina. She really struggled to insert it and even with a lubricant, had to literally force it in. I was bleeding heavily afterwards, even though I didnt have my period at the time. The doctor interrupted the nurse saying perhaps she should use a smaller one.
I cried in pain through the whole test and was sore down there for about three days.
I mentioned this to a doctor at family planning clinic at my next visit and she told me that it was normal. I am now petrified about any other smear tests I am going to have to need in the future. Since, I have found sex painful as I am so uptight.
Is this normal for a cervical smear. I heard they were uncomfortable, but didn't expect this.