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Louisville, KY
A 20-year-old female asked:

My mom had a abnormal pap smear. does this mean later down the road i may have it too?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Your mother having an abnormal pap does not necessarily mean you will have one later. The HPV vaccine offers excellent protection if you get the vaccine before becoming exposed to HPV through sexual,activity.
Last updated May 23, 2014
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