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i am 16 and sexually active do i need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Pap smears are indicated 3 years after beginning sexual activity or at age 21 (whichever comes first). You do not need one for a physician to prescri ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Get check: A vaginal tear would not be caused by Birth control normally. Get an eval of the tear, best wishes.
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
The : The american college of gynecologists(acog) do not recommend pap smears on anyone under the age of 21, unless there are other factors present (history ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
PCOS?: It's hard to say what's going on for sure without more information; you really should see your doctor. If you are very young, it is normal to have ir ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: You can. However it really is not recommended and not needed. The papsmear screens for cervical cancer. However there are many false positives (tests ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes you should still get the vaccine as there are multiple strains that cause cancer. It's possible that you were exposed to a noncancerous causing s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Yes. I wish these were all this easy to answer. I hope you have also have the hpv immunizaton.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Now: Now.Not an emergency,but make plans to have it done.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need protection: You should definitely use a condom if you continue to have sex with this GF. Genital warts are difficult to get rid off and are often very painful. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
It is important : Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. ... Read More
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