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02 Jan 2008

Pap smear
Hi
Im 20,have never gone for a pap smear.
I am sexually active and not on any birthcontrol.

Is it totally necessary to have it done as i am afraid of going but have been told that every women should go for a pap once a yr.
My friends have told me that they use some metal plate thing to open ur vagina and that its really unpleasant.

Is this correct?
And is it necessary to go for this
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You should have a pap smear in the next 2-3 years. It is unpleasant but should not be painful if you are sexually active. It picks up cervical cancer in the early stages.

Best wishes
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