A 48-year-old female asked:
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what happens if a female waits 6 years to go get an annual checkup?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Prevention Medicine: There is incredible risk of having something bad that could have been picked up earlier. I am assuming you are talking about pap smears. Your gynecologist can explain the new standards for testing...Especially if you are not at risk for cervical cancer.
Answered on Jun 24, 2013
Dr. Marina Gafanovich
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Take your test: There is no need to worry. Don't wait. Your gyn will explain everything to you.
Answered on Jan 14, 2014

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