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23 Nov 2005

Pap smears
Does a pap smear pick up all types of infections as well as cancer cells? I had one a little while ago and it was clear for cancer, BUT I KNOW, I had some sort of infection at the time as there was an odour, but doc never said anything about this. Is it better to take a swab for infection than a pap smear?
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01 Jan 0001

A swab is better than a pap smear for infections.

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