Is it normal to have pelvic pain after a pap smear (test)? I recently had my pap smear and I am experiencing pain similar to my period cramps.

Updated 9 November 2020 under Ask Us.

Great question, thank you! A pelvic exam is the way your health care provider (HCP) examines your female organs and checks for any gynecological problems. A pap test (smear) are […]

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Could a chlamydia infection from years ago cause an abnormal Pap test now?

Updated 11 March 2015 under Ask Us.

No. A chlamydia infection from years ago would not cause an abnormal Pap test now. Most often an abnormal Pap test is caused from HPV (human papillomavirus infection) which is […]

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Your First Pelvic Exam

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

You may be worried about your first pelvic exam. It’s very normal to be uneasy about something when you don’t know what to expect. It’s also normal to feel embarrassed. […]

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I had sex ONCE, about a year ago. Do I need a Pap test?

Updated 28 February 2014 under Ask Us.

A Pap test is usually done at age 21, unless you have special risks such as an immune problem. If you have had unprotected intercourse and you have symptoms of […]

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Abnormal Pap Tests

Updated 10 June 2021 under Health Guides.

You may have been told by your health care provider (HCP) that your Pap test results were abnormal. Maybe you’re worried and wondering what this means and how it will affect […]

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