How Often Should I Have A Pap Test?

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Because new cells in the cervix regularly replace old cells, and because a Pap test is not 100% accurate, it is strongly suggested that you have a Pap test every two years until you are 70 years old. Your doctor or nurse may suggest more frequent Pap tests if you have had problems in the past. Regular tests are the best way to find changes that warn of cervical disease. If you have any unexpected bleeding or increased discharge from your vagina, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as you can, even if you have recently had a normal Pap test. Having regular Pap tests is an important step in staying healthy.


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