Cervical cancer in virgin women is extremely rare.
How often do Virgins need Pap smears?
< 21 years old – not needed. 21-29 – every 3 years. 30-65 – every 3 years; on HPV test every 5 years, or a Pap test and HPV test together (called co-testing) every 5 years.
Can you get cervical cancer at any age?
It’s possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, but the condition mainly affects sexually active women aged between 30 and 45. Cervical cancer is very rare in women under 25.
Do I need cervical screening if I’m a virgin?
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.
Does a smear test hurt if you are a virgin?
The cervical screening procedure won’t damage your hymen or affect your virginity in any way, although it may be a little more uncomfortable for those who haven’t had sex before.
What were your first signs of cervical cancer?
Early signs of cervical cancer
- Vaginal bleeding that occurs between menstrual periods or after menopause.
- Vaginal discharge that is thick, odorous or tinged with blood.
- Menstrual periods that are heavier or last longer than usual.
- Vaginal bleeding or pain during sexual intercourse.
What is the smell of cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer causes a smelly blood stained vaginal discharge. Every gynaecologist would recognise the rotten meat smell which can only mean one of two things.
What are the symptoms of Stage 1 cervical cancer?
Cervical Cancer: Symptoms and Signs
- Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods.
- Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual.
- Bleeding after intercourse, douching, or a pelvic examination.
- Increased vaginal discharge.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding after menopause.
Does Cervical Screening break hymen?
While it’s possible for this to happen, gynecologists can immediately see if their patient’s hymen is still intact prior to beginning the pap test. Still it’s pretty unlikely the device would break a hymen if their doctor is being gentle during the exam.
Should I go to the gynecologist if I’m a virgin?
Even if you’re a virgin (you’ve never had vaginal intercourse), you may need a pelvic exam if you are having certain problems. Having a pelvic exam doesn’t change anything, just as using tampons doesn’t change your hymen (the skin that partly covers the opening to your vagina).
Will a Pap smear tear my hymen?
Your doctor will explain what will happen during your exam. It’s not a comfortable exam, but if it’s done gently, with a small speculum (which is inserted into the vagina to open it for the pap smear), then it won’t tear your hymen.