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2646 S Loop W, Houston, TX 770542646 S Loop W
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Very fast and friendly service. Clean exam rooms, very detailed information. The Dr went over and beyond to help my son and I, and I appreciate it. I will be recommending this office.
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5.0(2 reviews)
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2646 S Loop W, Houston, TX 770542646 S Loop W
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Very fast and friendly service. Clean exam rooms, very detailed information. The Dr went over and beyond to help my son and I, and I appreciate it. I will be recommending this office.

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4.63(1.5k reviews)
6306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd, Houston, TX 770406306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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There is always availability and you’re seen in less than 10 minutes. The staff are friendly and very professional.

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4.81(319 reviews)
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3525 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX 775813525 E Broadway St
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The girl at front desk who took my vitals and Covid test was absolutely so sweet. Feeling so bad it was nice to hear such friendly staff.

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4.77(640 reviews)
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13410 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX 7707713410 Briar Forest Dr
OpenSun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Very friendly, efficient and caring staff on the day we visited.

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4.78(3k reviews)
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6825 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 775056825 Spencer Hwy
OpenSun 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
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I booked my appointment online in advance and my info was already in their system from prior visit at another location. Once front desk confirmed I was a cash payment patient ( no insurance yet) she was hesitant to move forward with my appointment. She went in the back to check with someone and came back and said they could go ahead and see me and offered a discount membership plan that would lessen expenses and tests. That was my only complaint- were they going to try and turn me away had I not agreed to the plan?

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4.6(2.7k reviews)
2705 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX 775812705 E Broadway St
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In and out with quick and friendly service.

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4.69(2.1k reviews)
6930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 770696930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Such great people work here! They are always so professional and yet warm to their patients they remember you If you are repeat customers. We highly recommend this place!

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4.73(3.6k reviews)
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10906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 7707010906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
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First time patient at this facility as my primary care provider was booked and our insurance had just changed. I wanted to be seen, evaluated, diagnosed and not have to wait excessively long plus go through the hoops of being a “new patient.” That’s what I received in a professional timely manner. The physical therapist told me I was displaying signs and symptoms of XYZ. That diagnosis was confirmed by the medical staff. A prescription and advise as what to do in the immediate future plus in the long range. Staff at front desk were helpful. Highly recommend. A retired RN

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4.33(12 reviews)
17903 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Atascocita, TX 7734617903 W Lake Houston Pkwy
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The price was exactly what was advertised online so no surprises. Nice and qualified staff. Recommend for same or next day appointments.

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4.69(2.6k reviews)
1202 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 770581202 E NASA Pkwy
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Sherry Hain was very thorough and made me feel very comfortable and well cared for. Great clinic and would highly recommend!

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4.65(3k reviews)
1331 Northpark Dr, Kingwood, TX 773391331 Northpark Dr
OpenSun 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
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First time ever going I will return. Not too long of a wait . Everybody was very helpful and polite.

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4.84(1.2k reviews)
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4420 W Main St, League City, TX 775734420 W Main St
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Pam was absolutely perfect in the front. She helped out and was very thorough. Mary Ellen was great visiting with as well. Took care of my concerns for my son.

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5.0(25 reviews)
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23541 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 7749423541 Westheimer Pkwy
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3.86(14 reviews)
1450 W Grand Pkwy S, Katy, TX 774941450 W Grand Pkwy S
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Very courteous and professional.

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4.77(5.2k reviews)
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1104 Rayford Rd, Spring, TX 773861104 Rayford Rd
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The staff were professional. The facility was clean. The NP Sharde Angelle was very informative and helpful with my diagnosis. I would highly recommend this facility to my family and friends.

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3.67(3 reviews)
4030 FM 1463, Katy, TX 774944030 FM 1463
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4.66(1.1k reviews)
3600 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Conroe, TX 773843600 Farm to Market Rd 1488
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4.2(5 reviews)
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16344 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 7704916344 Wallisville Rd
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1201 S Allen-Genoa Rd, South Houston, TX 775871201 S Allen-Genoa Rd
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1398 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 770771398 Eldridge Pkwy
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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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