What does a pap smear tell you?

Answer Pap smears are the leading preventative measure taken against cervical cancer. Doctors recommend annual pap tests for women between the ages of 21 and 30, and testing every two or three years for w... Read More »

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Can a women's specialist tell you an abnormal Pap smear is cancer right away with looking at you?

This makes no sense. You don't get cancer from a bf. Abnormal pap tests are diagnosed under a microscope.

What does a pap smear look for?

A pap smear is a test to detect signs that could indicate cancer. Women over 21 and under 30 are advised to have a pap smear every two years, while women over 30 may wait three years between tests... Read More »

Does HIV Show Up In a Pap Smear?

HIV does not show up in a pap smear. A pap smear uses a sample of cervical fluid and cells to test for abnormal cervical cells. You will need a blood test to confirm the presence of HIV.Source:The ... Read More »

How long does a Pap smear take?

Pap smear tests are performed very quickly. The insertion of the speculum, cleaning of the cervix with a cotton swab, and collecting of cervical cells generally takes less than five minutes altoget... Read More »