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I can completely understand your anxiety over having a pap smear done, especially if your last one was several years ago.
What is important to understand is that why it is important to get pap smear. Pap smear is recommended for even women who are not sexually active. Pap smears screen for cervical cancer which can happen in any woman.
As you probably remember, pap smears only take few seconds to complete. You would probably be more comfortable going to a female gynecologist. You may take something to decrease your anxiety prior to the exam. You can go with something natural, like Valerian root, or you can ask your GP to prescribe you a small dose of Xanax. This will help your anxiety lower prior to the exam.
It is important to get this pap smear done. The good news is that you dont have any symptoms of any problems so there is nothing to fear. Knowing the reason of why it is important to get pap smear done, should help you get you through setting up the exam. A few days prior to exam you can start taking either Valerian root or Xanax to decrease the anxiety.
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