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I need to get a smear but...

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  • Posted By: Fungirl01
  • April 8, 2009
  • 00:24 PM

I suffer from vaginismus and it is really severe, I haven't had sex in years and I have never had a smear but I am very scared, so scared that the thought makes me sick. Can you offer any advice?

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  • I suffer from vaginismus and it is really severe, I haven't had sex in years and I have never had a smear but I am very scared, so scared that the thought makes me sick. Can you offer any advice?Hi Fungirl01,When you say that you "haven't had sex in years" do you mean that you have had successful intercourse in the past but have subsequently developed vaginismus?If this is the case you have secondary vaginismus which can very often be effectively treated through a combination of emotional support therapy, physical desensitization, and self-exploration. Change won't happen overnight but you can certainly make slow progress. Connecting with a compassionate GYN...a female GYN would very likely prove most appropriate...may well make a pelvic exam/Pap much less anxiety-producing.Best wishes for a positive future!Regards,John
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