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Can One Undergo A Pap Smear Once Every 3 Years?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: hi, I had a pap smear a year ago, it was normal, and it was my 3rd pap. I am 27, every pap has been normal except for the 2nd (I had a streptococus infection and squamous metaplasia but any celular change that could suggest vph or cancer was found) I used to do it every year but now my dr says I could have my pap smears every 3 years, is this safe? thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Yes it is safe to have your Pap smear done every 3 years.
Please don't worry, it is standard procedure.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further
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Can One Undergo A Pap Smear Once Every 3 Years?

Brief Answer: Yes it is safe Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Yes it is safe to have your Pap smear done every 3 years. Please don't worry, it is standard procedure. All the best Please feel free to discuss further