I couldn't have a pap smear
Last week I went for a routine smear test. I've struggled to use tampons for the last year or so, and over the last few months I have began to feel quite sore internally. When I went for my smear I was in so much pain that the nurse couldn't get anywhere near my cervix. She tried 3 times and the pain was almost unbearable. She managed to take a swab to check to see if I had an infection, and she thought that would be the likely cause of my pain. But the results have come back and I'm all clear which makes me worried about what is causing all the pain.
Within half an hour of the exam I started getting really bad abdominal pain which lasted all night and even now I have a slight pain in my stomach not dissimilar to period pains.
She has booked me an appointment with my gp on Thursday so she can have another go at taking a smear. I'm really dreading it and not sure how she will manage it without knocking me out!
Has anyone else not been able to have a smear due to the pain?