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Posted by: Cat | 2010/09/02

Papsmear results

I''m 46 and had a Papsmear last week for the first time in about three years. I was advised to come back for another test in six months, but that everything was " OK" . This unsettles me. Does having to come back after six months for another test mean that abnormal cells were detected?

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It may mean that there were abnormal cells or infective changes or there weren't cells from far enough up the cervical canal. Discuss the details with your doctor.

Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/09/05

It may mean that there were abnormal cells or infective changes or there weren't cells from far enough up the cervical canal. Discuss the details with your doctor.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Cat | 2010/09/03

OK cool - will stop being so paranoid.

Thanks -

Cat.

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Posted by: BB | 2010/09/03

My gynae told me that after a certain age it is preferable to have a pap every six months cos the older you get the chances of things happening is higher, so its just a precautionary measure I''m sure.

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