Hi. Was it a normal delivery 17 years ago? Both the lips of the cervix at your age will be of different ( smiley ) as we see in many hysterectomies. Normally the cervix is hard , painless. Splitting of the cervix has nothing to do with difficulty in smear taking. Painful intercourse can be due to pelvic inflammatory disease/ endometriosis
. Full bladder can be painful due to he same reason. Get yourself investigated on the basis of dyspareunia
( pain during sex). May be a good CT scan
can help you get a diagnosis and treatment. Even a proctocolitis
( inflammation of colon and rectum
) , Tubo-ovarian masses can cause this.