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I had sex before a pap smear

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Should not be painfu: Everybody has a different threshold for pain. Others consider discomfort as pain. Either way, the benefit of having regular cervical cancer screenin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amar Agadi
7 years experience Pathology
Consider it: It would be wise to speak with your Primary care physician about getting a pap smear despite the lack of intercourse. Please keep in mind that any for ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No probelm: It does not affect the pap test!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Nver had sex pap sme: If you never had sex and have normal periods and have no other problem then you really dont need a pap smear.But having said that you still need to ha ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. : As long as you have had normal pap smears, then you do not need them yearly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. It can't tell how long ago you had sex or if you ever did.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
Maybe: You should ask your doc but likely yes. The suggestion is every several years if you have had normal apps. However, since you may have previously been ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: absolutely not. PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes,,,: It's important to keep up the pap smear visits as they are recommended for women over 20 or at onset of sexual activity annually. If there are 2 cons ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yearly: PAP smears are generally recommended annually after a woman begins to be sexually active. If you haven't already, discuss Gardasil with your gynecolo ... Read More
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