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Well I have two questions, first of all, does a pap smear check for std's/sti's/hiv?

Secondly, a few weeks ago, I had noticed that my clitoris felt like it was more sensitive for some reason.. but i realized it was because i had, wat looked like, a cut right next to it. The "cut" went away and since then i have gone to the gyno (for birthcontrol) but didn't mention the cut because i figured it was just irritated by something. Thing is, this morning i noticed another "cut", right above my clitoris. It's kinda hard to explain... its really small and basically it just looks like the skin over it got pulled apart a little too much and created a, i guess, lesion? (i don't know if thats theright word). But anyways, i was just wondering if u knew anything about what this could be? Any help would be great, thanks!


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No, pap smears only check to see if your cervix is healthy. They may detect HPV but if you want a full screen you'll have to request one. Your First Gynecologist Visit may be helpful as well.

As for your clitoris, are you masturbating too vigorously or with rough hands and nails? If so try using lube and latex gloves in the future. In the mean time take a break from masturbation until things heal up.

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