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What to do if I had a smear test n says there is changes?

What to do if I had a smear test n says there is changes?

Pap Smear: If you have an abnormal pap smear then please ask the doctor to educate what the changes were and to advise about the risks associated with the pap smear finding. ...Read more

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How fast can u get smear test resuts?

How fast can u get smear test resuts?

Depends: The speed of your pap smear results depends on the laboratory which is analyzing the sample. You should, however, usually have the results in no more than a week. If you haven't heard, call your provider. ...Read more

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What can you do to recieve smear test results?

What can you do to recieve smear test results?

By mail or in person: Usually your gynecologist, nurse practioner or family practice physician will call you with results if they are positive, but often by mail or electronically (if you have an electronic medical record) if they are negative. (i am assuming pap smear results). ...Read more

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Can guys have a smear test?

Can guys have a smear test?

Some times: Persons engaging in receptive anal sex are at risk of developing anal cancer due to hpv. A pap smear type test is recommended in the circumstance. ...Read more

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When do I get a smear test?

When do I get a smear test?

PAP: Do you mean pap smear? Current guideline suggest starting cervical pap testing in all women at 21 y/o. ...Read more

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What age do you have a smear test?

What age do you have a smear test?

Age 21: Or when you've become sexually active. I think that the reason that women who have not yet become sexually active by age 21 are told to have them is that many of them actually are, and it's a face-saver. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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When someone do a smear test, what does it show?

Do you mean PAP: Smear? Pap smear is test to detect abnormalities in the lining of the uterine cervix for early detection of cervical cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003911.htm. ...Read more

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Paps smear test. I am a virgin but how to prove it when questioned?

Paps smear test. I am a virgin but how to prove it when questioned?

Confusing question: You mention a pap smear and then talk about virginity. The need to do surveillance for cervical cancer does not stop if you are not sexually active. Some triggers of this problem are related to sex, but not all. The procedure can be done with minimal intrusion in a modified pelvic exam, but it should not be avoided due to your status.Newer technology can also supplement the exam. ...Read more

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Why do I have to do my smear test again. I just did last year.What is the reason?

Why do I have to do my smear test again. I just did last year.What is the reason?

Good question: Ask your provider doing the screening test. There are 3 "recommending bodies" regarding pap smears (the acs, uspstf, and the american college of ob/gyn). If normal, low risk, every 3 years, starting at age 21 is generally recommended. If you have a different risk, depending on your previous pap, or family hx etc., your provider may wish to increase your time interval between pap's. ...Read more