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    DefaultQuestion for the Ladies of JL (oops, should have posted this in Odds & Ends)

    Updated to say.......Sorry, I just realized that I accidentally posted this in Lab Chat instead of Odd and Ends. :embarrass:

    Just curious as to how often you have a Pap Test done and what's the norm. I know this can vary from person to person depending on circumstances, but for your average person I wonder what the general recommendation is now for someone over 40. They used to automatically do it every year with a check-up here, but now they seem to think every two years is okay as long as your last pap was normal. Is that pretty standard.

    Does your doctor still do a pelvic exam if you don't have a pap?

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    Every single year since I was married. No reason not to. I have grandchildren to live for and hopefully more to come.

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    Once a year, now. I'm in my late 20s, and had an abnormal result a few years back. After that, I had to have one every 6 months for a year or so.

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    Every year. Like clockwork.


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    My OB/GYN is old school, she does one every year reguardless of the previous results. Good thing, too, because I had abnormal results that got caught early because I didn't wait another two years between PAP's. I know a lot of doc's do it every two or three years if you have been normal for three years running.





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    Every year.
    You might want to post this in Odds and Ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissZoesMom
    My OB/GYN is old school, she does one every year reguardless of the previous results. Good thing, too, because I had abnormal results that got caught early because I didn't wait another two years between PAP's. I know a lot of doc's do it every two or three years if you have been normal for three years running.
    Same here. My cervical cancer was caught very early because I have them yearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourbabygirls
    Once a year, now. I'm in my late 20s, and had an abnormal result a few years back. After that, I had to have one every 6 months for a year or so.
    Very similar for me too. I have them annually, but had an abnormal one at 23 and needed to have it cut out. Then had to have them every 6 months for the first 2 years and then every year after that. My family has a history of cervical cancer so I take having them done seriously, I also have had the cervical cancer vaccination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklabelias
    Every year.
    You might want to post this in Odds and Ends
    So sorry. I just went to look in Odds and Ends and wondered where my post had gone. Oops! :embarrass:

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    Every year. They say that if most have been normal, you do not need one each year but what do "they" know? I need peace of mind.

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