i have been sexually abused in the past, for many years. i have always refused paps. i see the device they use, and my hubby jokingly calls it the toture device. but silently, i always refuse. it looks very painful and i hear they like stick their entire hand in you. i know that alot of cancers can be caught that way, but they can also do blood tests to check for abnormal white blood cell counts and there are other ways.....thanks everybody. please don't judge, this is truly a scary situation.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Health
Answer by SWasson at 8:20 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 8:20 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Mrs.BAT at 8:21 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
They do not put their entire hand in......someone told you that just to scare you! It's really not that bad, the speculum is closed when they insert it and then they open it after it's in......it just feels like you're stretching a little. Then they use a "cotton swab" to rub the inside of you and along the outside of your cervix. If you take deep breaths you would be fine. Why don't you try finding a gyno that you are really comfortable with, one that will show you how everything works before hand? Most of them will give you an appointment just to come in and talk first.
Answer by colethky at 8:22 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by valbeasley at 8:22 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 8:23 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:23 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 8:24 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Ok, Please don't be scared. It is not anything like you think. Find a Gynecologist in a busy practice. Maybe one with multiple Doctors. Go to a Female Dr. if that would make you more comfortable. My Dr. uses disposable plastic speculum's. You hardly feel it being used at all then they quickly swab inside with a thin long Q-Tip. That's it & done in seconds. That's a pap test. They may also insert two gloved fingers and press on the outside of your stomach at the same time with no pain. Simple, quick and easy. I never heard of anyone having a hand inserted at all. I think you may be more comfortable with a female Dr. so calm your fears, it is not what you think.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:26 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by MyAngel003 at 8:33 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
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