4 doctors weighed in:

Does a pap smear hurt?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort.

In brief: No

A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No.

Most patients shouldn't have pain from the pap smear or the exam. Patients may be uncomfortable from the speculum which allows us to see the cervix, but the test itself should be quick and not painful.

In brief: No.

Most patients shouldn't have pain from the pap smear or the exam. Patients may be uncomfortable from the speculum which allows us to see the cervix, but the test itself should be quick and not painful.
Dr. Susan Almquist
Dr. Susan Almquist
Thank