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Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if I just want to get the birth control pill? .

Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if I just want to get the birth control pill? .

It is important: Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. Prevention and early intervention are better than cure and they reduce morbidity and healthcare coat. ...Read more

Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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Will I need a pap smear to get an implanon?

Will I need a pap smear to get an implanon?

Pap Smear: This depends on when your last pap smear was taken, your age, and the results of your last pap smear. Most doctors like to have a current normal pap but nothing is set in stone because the guidelines for paps seem to be a moving target and have been changing. It is best to ask the doctor who is putting the implants in you what he requires. Hope this helps! :). ...Read more

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It's been over 3years since my last pap smear. I have the Nexplanon, and need to get it removed. Is a pap smear required before the removal?

It's been over 3years since my last pap smear. I have the Nexplanon, and need to get it removed. Is a pap smear required before the removal?

No: A pap isn't required proior to removal of a nexplanon but a pap every 3 years is recommended and any given provider may feel it is necessary for them to be responsible for your care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 16 and sexually active. Do I need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control?

I am 16 and sexually active. Do I need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control?

No: Pap smears are indicated 3 years after beginning sexual activity or at age 21 (whichever comes first). You do not need one for a physician to prescribe birth control, nor do you need parental consent. However, it is recommended that you are honest with your parents about your sexual activity. Be sure to always use condoms. Birth control pills do not prevent sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Will I need to have a pap smear to get birth control?

No, but: You do not have to get a pap smear in order to get birth control. 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 more

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Why do I need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? Why is a pap smear needed if I just want to get the birth control pill? .

It is important: Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. Prevention and early intervention are better than cure and they reduce morbidity and healthcare coat. ...Read more

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How to know if I need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

How to know if I need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category. Any sexual activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

Do I need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

Age 21: The first pap should be done at age 21 regardless of whether someone is a virgin or not. You can get cervical cancer without ever having sex (it is very rare, but I've seen it). ...Read more

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Do I need to get a pap smear before I'm 21?

Do I need to get a pap smear before I'm 21?

If needed: Depending on age at which sexual activity began and whether partner was circumcised the potential for having early cervix cancer is strong. Removal of foreskin minimizes growth of HIV and HPV. In Africa the largest instances of mortality under 20 yrs. Of age are in females dying of cervix cancer. An initial Pap can rule out early transformation of cervical cells. ...Read more

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Help please! When should I get a pap smear?

Help please! When should I get a pap smear?

Need more info: Depending on when your last pap was and if you ever have had any abnormal pap smears, you may need one. If they have all been normal (or negative) you only need it every 3-5 years depending on which version your doc sends. ...Read more

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I'm still a virgin 21 I was wondering should I get a pap smear?

I'm still a virgin 21 I was wondering should I get a pap smear?

Guidelines: There are various guidelines that recommend that pap smears begin after first intercourse or age 21, whichever comes first. I've never understood what kind of sense this makes. If a pap smear can be obtained easily and without discomfort or injury, then there's no harm. Your physician's your best guide. ...Read more

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What do you think I should expect when going to get a pap smear?

What do you think I should expect when going to get a pap smear?

Watch this video: Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=8hvhqp_hqic

it is a quick painless procedure. Keep your appointment and follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Have uti, why do I need to get a pap smear?

UTI: There is no association obvious here. Unless your doctor found something which indicated that one was related to the other it is probably just the doctor being thorough and doing a pap smear to make sure that you do not have abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can I get a pap smear during ovulation spotting?

No reason not: Sure you can. If you are bleeding heavily enough, you might call the office to see if they want you to reschedule the pap - but bleeding that heavy isn't just form ovulation. ...Read more

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I'm 25 never had sex should I get a pap smear I'm terrified?

I'm 25 never had sex should I get a pap smear I'm terrified?

Consider it: It would be wise to speak with your Primary care physician about getting a pap smear despite the lack of intercourse. Please keep in mind that any form of sex may put you at risk for HPV transmission. HPV is a virus that is the primary causal agent for cancer of the uterine cervix. Additionally, a pap smear may be able to pick up changes in the uterine cervix that may be due to smoking. ...Read more

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It is advisable to have a pap smear those who plan to get pregnant?

Pap & Pregnancy: According to the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists it is a standard part of the first prenatal doctor's visit along with getting other labs to assess risk. ...Read more

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After you've had a total hysterectomy do you still need to get a yearly pap smear done?

After you've had a total hysterectomy do you still need to get a yearly pap smear done?

Depends: You only need to continue pap tests if the reason for your hysterectomy was cancer or precancerous lesions (i.e. Cin). Otherwise, if for fibroids, endometriosis, or heavy bleeding, you will no longer need pap tests if your cervix was removed with your uterus. ...Read more

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What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Pelvic exam: A woman over 35 needs a pelvic exam including a bimanual and rectovaginal examination yearly. Your pap smear, if normal, may not need to be yearly. ...Read more

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Is it better than I get a pap smear annually or every 3 years? I am monogamous (married) & 35 yrs old.

Is it better than I get a pap smear annually or every 3 years? I am monogamous (married) & 35 yrs old.

It's your choice: Fou women who are low risk for cervical cancer, manogomous, no prior history of abnormal pap smears and have had the pap smears in a row that are normal, every 3 years is sufficient. The biggest problem is women who are high risk getting pap smears every 3 years as if they were low risk. ...Read more

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If you get checked by a obygyn every year can she tell that you can't get preggnant when she does your pap smear?

If you get checked by a obygyn every year can she tell that you can't get preggnant when she does your pap smear?

No: It is not likely that your doctor can tell from your exam whether you are fertile or whether to expect to have problems conceiving. However there may be much in you history that could be revealing as to your potential for conceiving. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear done about 2 months ago and it came back adnormal they told me to go back to get another one in 6 months could it be cancer?

I had a pap smear done about 2 months ago and it came back adnormal they told me to go back to get another one in 6 months could it be cancer?

Unlikely: Pap smear has various grades of abnormality from bad grade of abnormality with cancer cells to low grade abnormality of atypical cell most likely yours which need close observation and that will not not lead to cancer. (as in your case) follow your doctors advice, if you are not sure or uncertain take a second opinion to keep your mind at peace. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mom is 70 do she get pap smear?

See below: Women who have reached age 70 and who have had at least three normal pap smear results and no abnormal pap smear results for the last ten years may decide to stop cervical cancer screening through pap smear completely.
Getting a pap will not do any harm, if you have any doubts about the need for continued screening. ...Read more

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I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs. This year my HPV test was positive. Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did I just recently get hpv?

I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs. This year my HPV test was positive. Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did I just recently get hpv?

No just acquired: Hpv infection that causes genital papillomas, and in some cases carcinoma of cervix, you got it now, did not have it before, get it eradicated, it is difficult but not impossible, speak to your gyn doctor first. ...Read more

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If get a Pap smear would that prevent me to get pregnant?

No it will not: A Pap smear is just a screening test for cervical cancer. It is a sampling of the cells from your cervix. It will, in no way, prevent you from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Pap Smear (Definition)

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Cervical Smear (Definition)

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