Pap Smear

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

A Pap smear, or Pap test, is a procedure to check your cervix for abnormal cells. The cervix is the narrow opening at the bottom of your uterus. The cervix meets the top part of the vagina.

AFTER YOU LEAVE:

Follow up with your primary healthcare provider (PHP) or OB-GYN as directed:

You may need to return to discuss your procedure results. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your PHP or OB-GYN if:

  • You have more vaginal bleeding than expected.

  • You do not receive your results.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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