I had my pap today after 6 years of being unable to afford it. The sample collection was completely painless, but the insertion of the speculum is a different story. They used the smallest speculum they had, and when it was first inserted, it hurt like hell, like it did when I lost my viriginity. Lubrication was used. I am also still experiencing some pain after they checked my uterus.
I didn't experience this pain when I had my last physical just after my daughter had her first birthday.
Has anyone experienced this, and if so, any idea what could have caused it?