I’m hoping people are still active here. I recently had a Pap smear done and it was incredibly painful I couldn’t stop myself from tearing up and cursing nonstop. I had it this Thursday and I’m still feeling somewhat discomfort. I don’t know how to explain it other than a “loose” feeling and it’s been itching, also for some reason I’ve been queefing frequently. I’ve never had a problem down there but I had to shower right after noticing a bad odor. I feel so dirty. I began reading online about complications and have come across people saying that Pap smears should not even be mandatory because when done incorrectly they can mess you up OR the patient can even contract a std(!) from unsanitized speculums. I’m freaking out! These past days I’ve been feeling so scared, panicked and alone since I have no one to talk about this with. I’m definitely going to make an appointment ASAP to test for STDs and maybe speak with my general DR but I’m so panicked right now I haven’t stopped shaking thinking of all the possibilities. Has anyone gone through any of this?