I had to have it done twice, but my GYN was a horrible human being. I never went back. I only went to him because of my abnormal pap smears and at the time, with the insurance I had it would have taken months to get in to see a different doctor.
As long as you have a good raport with your GYN or whichever GYN is doing it, they can make it more or less comfortable for you. If you aren't familiar with this doctor, ask around, the nurses in which ever group you belong to are usually able to tell you who the "nice" GYN's are.
I was wondering why you have to have it done? You don't have to say, it is a private thing. I just wanted you to know that my pap smears kept coming back abnormal off and on for a few years, but we realized it was probably because of my rectal/vaginal fistula. Since I've had surgery and it finally healed, I've never had another abnormal pap.
49 years old, CD since I was a child.
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.