For virgins a Pap smearmight hurt a bitbecause the speculum is opened up inside them, which is a sensation they won鈥檛 be used to. However, even if it hurts a little the first time it is likely to be bearable.
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Do virgins need Pap smears?
Do virgins need Pap smears? Yes. Doctors recommend routine cervical cancer screening, regardless of your sexual history. Tests used to screen for cervical cancer include the Pap test and the HPV test. Your doctor can help you understand whether one or both of these tests is best for you.
Does a Pap smear hurt?
For virgins a Pap smear might hurt a bit because the speculum is opened up inside them, which is a sensation they won鈥檛 be used to. However, even if it hurts a little the first time it is likely to be bearable.
What is the difference between a Pap smear and HPV test?
In a pap smear or pap test, doctors look for certain cell abnormalities (aka possible precancerous cells) when studying the sample. On the other hand, during an HPV test, doctors look for the presence of two types of viruses that could lead to cervical cancer. They are called HPV 16 and 18.
Can a Pap smear detect cervical cancer?
The cells collected in a Pap smear can detect if you have cervical cancer or suspicious cells that indicate you may develop cervical cancer. In most cases, cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (HPV).