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Will I need a pap smear to get an Implanon

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap Smear: This depends on when your last pap smear was taken, your age, and the results of your last pap smear. Most doctors like to have a current normal pap ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A pap isn't required proior to removal of a nexplanon but a pap every 3 years is recommended and any given provider may feel it is necessary for them ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: I do not think so.
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Enggano
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Birth control is not contingent on a pap test. Pap tests check for abnormal cells on your cervix in an effort to screen for cervical cancer. Birth co ... Read More
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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activ ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Age 21: The first pap should be done at age 21 regardless of whether someone is a virgin or not. You can get cervical cancer without ever having sex (it is ve ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
If needed: Depending on age at which sexual activity began and whether partner was circumcised the potential for having early cervix cancer is strong. Removal ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Need more info: Depending on when your last pap was and if you ever have had any abnormal pap smears, you may need one. If they have all been normal (or negative) you ... Read More

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