Hi! I'm 29 and a mother of 2. I had been using contraceptive pills after giving birth to my second child but stopped taking it few months ago after I noticed that I'm having irregular period. This worried me a lot (irregular menstruation) as this might lead to a serious problem. My cousin suggested that I should have a papsmear but I was reluctant doing so because I'm afraid it hurts. Is papsmear painful? I had very low tolerance in pain. And what are the possible defects a papsmear can detect?