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Posted by: Anonimous | 2011/03/05

When to have a pap smear

I am 35 and a virgin, been on ovral since I was about 21 due to endometriosis. I''ve got a gynae appointment in a couple of weeks (my first since I was diagnosed with endometriosis and put on ovral by a gynae) and I''ve never had a pap smear. I am as nervous as can be to go to gynae cause she might want to do a pap smear. Would it be wise to ask her not to do one if she suggests that she needs to it?

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Usually pap smears are only done if you are sexually active. You can discuss this with your gynaecologist.
Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2011/03/07

Usually pap smears are only done if you are sexually active. You can discuss this with your gynaecologist.
Best wishes

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Posted by: Anonimous | 2011/03/06

Thanks for the comments - that helps settle the nerves a bit!

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/03/06

Since you are a virgin, why not go for the cervical cancer vaccine - then even when you do become sexually active you still won''t need to have pap smears done.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/03/06

Only women who are sexually active are at risk of developing cervical cancer so if you are a virgin, you don''t need to have a pap smear. Tell the gynae you are a virgin and she then won''t do a pap smear.

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