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Are Pap Smears Necessary
Depends: If they all have been normal/negative you should get them every 3-5 years depending on how your doctor sends it. (if they send a co-test, which looks at cells and checks for hpv, you only need it every 5 years). If you have had an abnormal pap, you'll need it more often. What is your history? ...Read more
It depends,,,: It depends on the results. If it's low to high grade, things like colposcopy and excision biopsy are done. If biopsy shows carcinoma in situ, the same schedule for paps is maintained. But if it's more invasive things like surgery and chemotherapy may be done. It's important to keep getting paps every year if they're abnormal as it is there to prevent the abnormalities from becoming invasive. ...Read more
You see your doc: Depending on the abnormality, usually the patient will have a colposcopy. This is a procedure where the clinician looks closely at your cervix and can biopsy any areas that look abnormal. The reason this is done is that pre-cancer or overt cancer can be identified. The reason paps are important is they can find abnormalities before they become cancer. ...Read more
Every 3 years: paps every 3 years; exams yearlyGet a more detailed answer ›
Package deal: The pap smear per se checks for abnormal cells on the cervix, which many times can be watched, because the body heals itself and gets rid of the virus that has been acuired by sexual intercourse causing the abnormal cells, and sometimes require surgery to prevent the development for cervical cancer. Usually, at the time of the pap smear tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia done. ...Read more
Recommended: The current recommendations can vary depending on age, however it appropriate for a women age 21 to 65 to have pap smears every three years as long as they are normal. After a hysterectomy and/or after age 65 a women with a history of normal paps does not ever need another pap. Every women should still have an annual exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap smears: Yes but not likely unless they were done with vigor. Discuss with Paper. ...Read more
I just masturbate, nothing else. Do I need to get Pap smears? I am 16. I have only done it 3 times.
Pap smear: is a routine yearly exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having trouble with pap smears. It hurts a lot and on top of that I have vaginal spasims ? How do I over come both these?
Relaxation therapies: Find a practitioner who is interested in mindfulness therapies, relaxation techniques, and hypnosis. In your case it is body controls mind. You need to turn this around to mind controls body. This is learnable. Join a meditation class. On the web heartmath.Com teaches relaxation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer