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1150 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 770071150 Durham Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.55(40 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Washington Ave. - 1150 Durham Dr
The staff was very kind. The facility was very clean. The IV experience was amazing.

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2401 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 770082401 N Shepherd Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.68(101 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Houston Heights - 2401 N Shepherd Dr
This is a great place! I loved it here. Check- in was easy. Staff was super friendly. Everything went well. I will come back again.

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5706 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 770575706 San Felipe St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.94(67 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Galleria/Tanglewood - 5706 San Felipe St
Very thorough and everyone took good care of me. The Doctor elevated my pain and gave further recommendations for follow up. Thank you!

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1406 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 770551406 Wirt Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.86(69 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Spring Branch - 1406 Wirt Rd
It was very easy to book an appointment online. There was no wait, just a few forms to fill out. The nurse practitioner was knowledgeable and friendly. I got the care I needed, and prescriptions were sent to my pharmacy. I would use them again for urgent care.

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1103 Bomar St, Houston, TX 770061103 Bomar St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.67(6 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Montrose - 1103 Bomar St

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2244 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 770302244 W Holcombe Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(1 reviews)
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Core Primary and Immediate Care, Houston - 2244 W Holcombe Blvd

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1123 Broadway St, Houston, TX 770121123 Broadway St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(17 reviews)
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10906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 7707010906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
4.74(4.4k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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NextCare Urgent Care, Houston - a BSWHealth partner - 10906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston
The doctor and her nurse are always super sweet to my daughter and I. I feel like we’re there all the time.

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1202 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 770581202 E NASA Pkwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
4.71(3.4k reviews)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Clear Lake - a BSWHealth partner - 1202 E NASA Pkwy, Houston
I always have a great experience there.

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6306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd, Houston, TX 770406306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.67(1.8k reviews)
Brazos Urgent Care, Fairbanks - 6306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd
Always a good experience at this office . Friendly helpful caring staff. NP Dolores Reyes is wonderful .

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6930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 770696930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.68(2.5k reviews)
Brazos Urgent Care, Champions - 6930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
I have been having a sore throat for a while. Scheduled an appointment and when I got there they were very nice. The provider is awesome I love her. She was so nice.

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8955 Hwy 6 N, Houston, TX 770958955 Hwy 6 N
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(207 reviews)
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Brazos Urgent Care , Copperfield - 8955 Hwy 6 N
This wasu first time to use Brazos Urgent Care. It was recommended to me by family member. So glad I chose to go here. Excellent care , staff and communication. Will definitely use them again.

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2646 S Loop W, Houston, TX 770542646 S Loop W
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
  • Feb 28Closed
  • Feb 29 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Mar 1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mar 4Closed
  • Mar 7 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Mar 11 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mar 18 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mar 25 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5.0(58 reviews)
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Serenity Healthcare, Family Practice/Urgent Care  - 2646 S Loop W
The doctor is awesome took her time and listen to my concerns and answered all my questions.

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3003 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX 774893003 Texas Pkwy
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunUnknown
5.0(15 reviews)
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Best Health Urgent Care & Clinic - 3003 Texas Pkwy
This is my go to Urgent Care. The MA and Provider are very friendly knowledgeable and understanding. They know what they are doing here and also work with you on self pay. The cheapest rate in town and trust me I have called around many places. I would not go anywhere else. Ms. Nida is amazing!

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6825 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 775056825 Spencer Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
4.79(3.8k reviews)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Pasadena - a BSWHealth partner - 6825 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena
Wonderful care each and every single time.

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2705 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX 775812705 E Broadway St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
4.6(3.3k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Pearland - a BSWHealth partner - 2705 E Broadway St, Pearland
Staff and doctor were amazing and I was in and out fast

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20403 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 7747820403 University Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(1 reviews)
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Core Primary and Immediate Care, Sugar Land - 20403 University Blvd

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400 Promenade Wy, Sugar Land, TX 77478400 Promenade Wy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
4.75(24 reviews)
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Southwest Urgent Care, Sugarland - 400 Promenade Wy
Fabulous staff! Very informative and the care was exceptional. Attentive to my needs Highly recommend! Lea Murphree

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1331 Northpark Dr, Kingwood, TX 773391331 Northpark Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
4.69(3.8k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Kingwood - a BSWHealth partner - 1331 Northpark Dr, Kingwood
Dr was amazing and explained everything well.

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4420 W Main St, League City, TX 775734420 W Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.83(1.7k reviews)
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Brazos Urgent Care, League City - 4420 W Main St
Walked into clinic this morning, receptionist was both helpful and nice. Tech who took my vitals and tested me for step, flu and Covid was very pleasant and explained each swab, which I appreciated. The NP was also very helpful and friendly, she explained everything to me as she examined me. She informed me that I tested positive for Covid, and what kind of symptoms I may have, she also talked to me about the medication she was going to prescribe to me. My apologies for not remembering everyone’s name that helped me and my husband out today. My entire experience was excellent, and if I lived here, I’d definitely recommend them to everyone I knew, but if I’m here visiting again and need to be seen, I will definitely come back. Thanks

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13621 Skinner Rd, Cypress, TX 7742913621 Skinner Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.67(693 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Spring Cypress 290 - 13621 Skinner Rd
I fell and should have gone here sooner. I am glad I did.

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1450 W Grand Pkwy S, Katy, TX 774941450 W Grand Pkwy S
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
4.29(28 reviews)
Preferred Urgent Care, Katy - 1450 W Grand Pkwy S
Rasberry and Dani was great i always receive great service at this location

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1104 Rayford Rd, Spring, TX 773861104 Rayford Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
4.75(6.5k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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NextCare Urgent Care, Rayford - a BSWHealth partner - 1104 Rayford Rd, Spring
Efficient and friendly staff. Facility is clean and organized.  Wait time was minimal due to online check in.

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4030 FM 1463, Katy, TX 774944030 FM 1463
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
4.38(16 reviews)
Preferred Urgent Care, Fulshear - 4030 FM 1463
Rasberry, Marissa and Kim were great and patient. Thank you!!!

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3600 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Conroe, TX 773843600 Farm to Market Rd 1488
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.71(1.7k reviews)
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Brazos Urgent Care, Woodlands - 3600 Farm to Market Rd 1488
Needed to have sutures removed.  They were wonderful.  Professional and caring.  Nice to know they’re there incase!

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1201 S Allen-Genoa Rd, South Houston, TX 775871201 S Allen-Genoa Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Emergency Medical Doctors Services, South Houston - 1201 S Allen-Genoa Rd
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16344 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 7704916344 Wallisville Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Everest Medical Group, Wallisville - 16344 Wallisville Rd
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Pap Smear FAQs

  • What is a Pap smear?

    A Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening test that is suggested for women aged 21 to 65. According to the DHHS, it entails examining the cells in your cervix for evidence of precancerous cells and abnormalities.

  • Why do you need a Pap smear?

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a Pap smear can help you avoid cervical cancer by detecting it in its early stages, when it can be effectively treated.

  • Who should have a Pap smear?

    If you're a woman between the ages of 21 and 65, the DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear.

  • How often should a Pap smear be repeated?

    If you're between the ages of 21 and 29, you should get a Pap smear test every three years. The DHHS recommends having a Pap test every three years if you are between the ages of 30 and 65, or once every five years if you combine your Pap test with an HPV test.

  • Where can I get a Pap smear in Texas?

    A Pap smear can be obtained from your doctor as part of a well-woman exam or from an urgent care center that provides this service. To discover a nearby provider, use Solv to find reliable, top-rated providers in your Texas that offer a Pap smear test.

  • How long do Pap smear results take?

    According to the DHHS, Pap smear results normally arrive in one to three weeks. If you haven't heard from your doctor in three weeks, you should contact his or her office.

  • How do I prepare for a Pap smear?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, a Pap smear test takes very little preparation. The National Library of Medicine recommends that you avoid using tampons, douche products, vaginal lotions, or birth control foams two to three days before your Pap test. It also suggests that you avoid having sex during this time and reschedule your appointment if you are on your period.

  • Does a Pap smear test for HPV?

    A Pap smear does not test for HPV, according to the National Library of Medicine. You can, however, get your Pap smear and an HPV test done at the same time every five years. Based on your age and screening history, talk to your doctor about when you should get an HPV test.

  • When should I get a Pap smear in Texas?

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, you should have a Pap smear every three years after turning 21 or every five years after turning 30 if you want to combine your Pap screening with an HPV test.

About [state[ Pap Smears

A Pap smear is a medical test that is routinely used to check women for cervical cancer. Knowing more about Pap screenings and where to get them can help you avoid or diagnose cervical cancer early on, allowing you to obtain treatment.

Pap smear overview

A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer in women. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), this test entails taking a sample of cervix cells and examining them for cancer indications. Cervical cancer can be prevented or treated by working with your doctor if you have precancerous cells on your cervix. According to the National Library of Medicine, a Pap smear is also known as a Papanicolaou test or Pap smear test.

Pap smear (Pap test): What to expect

A Pap smear is a test that examines the cervix for the presence of cervical cancer and precancerous cells. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause of precancers in the cervix, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (HPV).

According to the DHHS, Pap exams are generally advised for women between the ages of 21 and 65. Women should have a Pap smear every three to five years, depending on their age, or as often as their doctors recommend.

A Pap test is normally done at your doctor's office during a pelvic exam or a well-woman exam. Your doctor will normally ask you to remove your clothing from the waist down, lie down on an exam table, and put your feet in stirrups, according to the University of Utah. Your doctor will next take a sample of cells from your cervix with a long cotton swab. According to the University of Utah, your cell sample will be submitted to a lab to be tested for evidence of precancers and cervical cancer.

Who needs a Pap smear?

Most women between the ages of 21 and 65 should get a Pap smear, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It recommends that even if a woman is not sexually active, has received the HPV vaccine, or has previously gone through menopause, she should still undergo regular Pap screenings.

How often do you need a Pap smear?

The DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear test every three years if you're between the ages of 21 and 29. If you're between the ages of 30 and 65, the DHHS recommends getting a Pap smear every three years or a Pap and HPV co-test every five years.

If you're over 65 and have never been tested, or if you haven't been checked since you turned 60, the DHHS suggests getting a Pap test.

How to prepare for a Pap smear

Tampons, sex, douching, and vaginal creams or birth control foams should all be avoided two to three days before your Pap smear, according to the National Library of Medicine. It's also a good idea to get your Pap smear on a day when you aren't due to have your period. According to the National Library of Medicine, no other preparation is required for a Pap smear aside from these processes.

What happens during a Pap smear?

To begin, your doctor will ask you to strip down to your underwear and lie down on an exam table. Then, according to the University of Utah, your doctor will use a speculum to open the walls of your vaginal canal, giving your doctor a clear view of your cervix.

To take a sample of cells, your doctor will introduce a long swab into your vagina and gently swipe it against your cervix. According to the University of Utah, your cell sample will be transported to a lab where it will be examined and tested for the existence of precancerous cells and cervical cancer.

According to the National Library of Medicine, most women experience little to no discomfort during a Pap smear, while some women may experience pressure and mild discomfort akin to menstruation cramps. It goes on to say that some women may experience spotting or bleeding as a result of the procedure, which is totally normal.

What do the results of a Pap smear mean?

The results of a Pap smear can be normal or abnormal. The NLMl makes a point. When your results are ready, your doctor will contact you to discuss them.

Normal Pap smear

According to the National Library of Medicine, a normal Pap test means that the cells in your cervix were confirmed to be normal and that no symptoms of precancers or cervical cancer were discovered. In most cases, your doctor would advise you to return in three to five years for another routine visit.

Abnormal Pap smear

According to the National Library of Medicine, an abnormal Pap test indicates that abnormalities were found in your cervical cell sample. This does not necessarily imply that you are suffering from cervical cancer. According to the National Library of Medicine, your doctor may recommend additional tests or therapies to prevent your cell abnormalities from progressing to cancer.

How accurate are the results?

According to the National Library of Medicine, the Pap test is not 100 percent accurate, and cervical cancer can be overlooked in a tiny percentage of instances. It's also a good idea to avoid taking this test if you're on your period, as blood might skew the findings.

Does a Pap smear test for HPV?

A Pap smear test does not detect HPV, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It does, however, look for atypical cervical cells, which could be caused by HPV. If you're 30 or older, the DHHS recommends getting a routine HPV test.

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