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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the micr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
40 years experience in Gynecology
A cancer screen: A pap smear is a screening test used to detect cervical cancer and precancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it does not hurt: It may be unconfortable for some but is not painful.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Ok: Please see your physician for a consultation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venodharan Naidu
Specializes in
Cancer screening: A speculum is used to dilate the vagina to visualise the cervix (bottom part of the uterus) and the a wooden spatula or a rubber brush is inserted int ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Pap Smears: Pap smears are designed to look for skin changes that could or would predict risk for developing cervical cancer. They now can also test for the hybr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be very.: The pap smear is a way to find cervical cancer before it becomes serious. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease and young women are at hig ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: A pap smear is used to look for precancerous cells of the cervix before they become a problem. Your first pregnancy visit may be a good time to get on ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Most doctors do paps: Any gynecologist and most family medicine or primary care doctors do pap smears routinely. I can't vouch for usual policies and pap smear availability ... Read More

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