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Pap Smear Guidelines – Part 2

We left off discussing what happens after we get the result of an abnormal pap smear.

It really depends on what the pap shows.  Some abnormalities require nothing more than repeating the test in one year.  And remember why that is?  Because in most people, HPV is transient.  That means if we give your body enough time, your body will [...]

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Pap Smear Guidelines

Pap smear recommendations can be confusing for patients.  I can’t tell you how often a patient of mine asks me when her daughter should get her first pap smear.  And that is because things have changed so much through the years.  Recommendations in medicine are ever changing, especially as our technology improves.  Why?  Well, our ability to detect disease improves.  Plus, our knowledge of [...]