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How is a pap test done? what steps?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pelvic exam: A pap is one part of a routine pelvic exam and testing. You will be undressed from the waist down and laying on a table with your bottom on the edge and your legs positioned in "stirrups." the doctor examines the area, inserts a speculum gently and collects the pap with a swab that touches your cervix. It may be awkward but is not painful and is important to prevent cervical cancer.
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Last updated Nov 6, 2015


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