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.

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My mom had a abnormal pap smear. Does this mean later down the road I may have it too?

Not necessarily. Your mother having an abnormal pap does not necessarily mean you will have one later. The HPV vaccine offers excellent protection if you get the vaccine before becoming exposed to HPV through sexual,activity. . Read more...

What will the doctor say if my mom asks about my pap smear results? I'm under 18 years old.

Depends on location. It may depend on the state you live in, but in california girls under 18 have privacy rights with regard to reproductive care, so a patient would have to give permission to share results with a parent. State specific laws should be checked however. Read more...
Emancipated minor. State laws vary. In most states, minors (<18) are not emancipated unless they are pregnant. However, you should not have had a pap smear unless you are 21. For several years, it has not been recommended for younger patients to have paps regardless of when they began sexual intercourse because they are much more likely to clear the hpv and the hpv effects. Read more...

Hpv from rape. Abnormal cells in pap smear, mom had same but no hpv. Should I worry? Gyno appt pending

HPV. I'm sorry to hear you've experienced a rape by age 16. Hpv can lead to abnormal cervical cells in a pap smear . . . So i'm glad that you're set up to see your gynecologist. Worrying only wastes today, so please don't do that if possible. Absorb yourself in other activities you enjoy -- and make sure you work with your doctor in all ways. Read more...

My 47 y/o moms pap smear showed cell changes. She smokes, drinks, has bn on the pill fr 15yrs & her mom had cervical cancer. Should I be worried? :- (

Guide her to GYN. Sometimes adult children can improve health of their parents and themselves in the process. Scheduling a visit to a primary care or specialty obgyn doctor could be beneficial for the parent and the offspring. The evaluation and consultation might include information about ways to not only treat problems of the parent but also to prevent problems for multiple generations of women. Read more...
Depends. If her pap smear was abnormal, she should follow her doctors advice for the next step in testing. Smoking and oral contraceptives are both associated with cervical cancer, but many people have those risk factors and do not develop it. Read more...
No. Your risk for cervical cancer is not increased based on family history. Unlike cancers of the breast, ovary, and bowel which have some genetic predispositions - cervical cancer is not hereditary. Cervical cancer risk is related to history of std's (particularly hpv), numerous sexual partners, and to some extent tobacco abuse. Read more...