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How is a pap test done? What steps?
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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