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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:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have more vaginal bleeding than expected.
  • You do not receive your results.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Follow up with your healthcare provider 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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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