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i apologise if this is the wrong place but I was hoping someone could give me some advise. After 6 years of going to various gps and clinics I've finally been diagnosed with vaginismus At the age of 26.
I've never had penetrative sex as I find this impossible but I am now on the waiting list for couples counselling with my VERY understanding husband.
Anyway, about 6 months I ago developed huge anxiety about the fact I xould have cervical cancer. I've never had a smear and the doctor have advised me to wait for my counselling but I'm not sure how long an appointment could take to come through. it's got to the point where the worry about it is keeping me up at night.
Just when I thought my anxiety was going, today I noticed a small amout of bleeding which has put me right back at square one.
I went to the doctors last week and he advised me that they would attempt a smear using a virgin speculum. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this?
I just know that the 2 mins of intense pain will be worth it to find out and I might finally be able to sleep!
does any one have any tips for coping with a smear if you're a virgin/have vaginismus?
didnt know who else to ask as I keep this very private.
Thank you for reading!
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