Hi, I'm 21 years old so I'm early to have a smear test but my doctor has asked if I would like to have one just in case and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is like to have one? is it painful? just general things like that but I was wondering if anyone could explain to me in laymen's terms what it is that a smear test looks for I have tried looking online but got confused as different sites say different things so I was hoping someone could help me. I'm not sure whether I will have one or not yet which is why I am looking for more information before I decide whether to go ahead with it or not.
Thank you in advance