Is crooked vaginal piping a problem?
Violet Hour: Uh… You’ve been talking to some different doctors than I have. We’ll leave it at that. In any case, the OP should probably visit a gynecologist if she would like to be 100% sure that nothing abnormal is going on with her vagina. The relevance of the PAP smear is that since she’s 18-25 and hasn’t yet been to a gynecologist (which would have answered the question), she should probably go anyway. No one is advocating for her to have unnecessary STD testing, or even the actual PAP if she doesn’t want it (and I’m sorry, but you will never be able to convince me that cervical cancer only happens in relation to HPV. Cancer can happen anywhere. Not *ALL* cervical cancer cases have any correlation whatsoever to HPV), but there is a great deal of medical literature suggesting that routine PAP smears should begin around 18, 21 at the latest. Still, if she wants definitive answers to her problem, a gynecologist would have them. A gynecologist who many of us, those of us who have bee
Violet Hour: Calm down. There are plenty of other reasons for her to visit the GYN besides possible cervical cancer. There could be cysts, lesions, or, as pointed out above many times, a uterus problem. A grown woman needs to be regularly examined by a GYN. Period. End of story. Just like grown women of all ages need to be doing, at a minimum, self-exams for breast lumps, no matter if they are sexually active or have had children or have large breasts or small breasts or any other reason. It sucks, but there you have it. Whenever anyone begins to swear so vociferously against visiting a physician, I begin to suspect a hidden agenda. The pap is not what is important here. She needs to visit the GYN, perhaps one recommended by female friends or relatives, and have him/her perform a pelvic, and then follow their medical recommendation on whether to get a pap as well or not. I am not a doctor, I just work with them all day. I know at least one of the posters above (ikkyu2) is a doctor. His