to me it was, but it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be........ they take you back, take your blood pressure and your weight and ask a few questions about your sexual history. Then your taken to a room and told to undress and put on a paper vest and paper blanket for your bottom half. The dr. comes in, puts on gloves and massages your abdomen, then she puts a couple of fingers inside to feel around. Then she places a metal object inside to hold it open while she scrapes the cervix
. Afterward she massages your boobs for lumps and that's it....... Not pleasant but it doesn't last very long.