vagina swab was painful is it normal ?

Constance • French mama living in sunny AZ. And boy it's hot down there.
So I have a private midwife so I did the swab myself and don't think I went too deep into the vagina but it was painful ! I haven't had Sex in the past 2 months as it is too uncomfortable and I am usually pretty tight down there, but come on how come such a little q tip can hurt ? I don't think I have an infection as I have no symptoms. Is it possible that I accidentally touched my cervix ? Anybody else in the same situation ?