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How often - papsmear?

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    shoni is offline Registered User
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    In the UK it is every 2 years if it is clear, up to a certain age (can't remember, been away too long) and then annually.

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    southside852 is offline Registered User
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    I get it done annually. Like hbw 10, in the US I got it done very 6 months. It's a necessary evil, but if done properly should be relatively painless - just mostly discomfort. It's pretty fast too.

    Everyone women should be getting it annually as it identifies cervical cancer - no brainer, right? even if it is a bit uncomfortable....the pros of it out weigh everything.

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    thanka2 is offline Registered User
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    I try to get one every year but this year I'm behind. The problem is I need to switch OBGYNs at this point. I agree that it is super important and you do need to get it done at least yearly.

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    Yep - once a year. I never dread it..... I am happy to get it over and done with. Doctors are professionals - so what ever misconceptions you have about the test, let it go. It is just a little uncomfortable for 2 minutes or less..... Seriously - they see so many vaginas - no big deal!

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    Lisainhk is offline Registered User
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    Any recommendations on where to get one done in HK?

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    Buckeroo is offline Registered User
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    Lisainhk - You could actually get it done at one of those Maternal and Child Health clinics... and it's way cheaper than going to a private doctor. Check out this link:

    Family Health Service For General Public

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    evelyne is offline Registered User
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    I use the Maternal and Child Health clinic and find them efficient and fine. They recommend every 3 years in HK after you have had 3 normal yearly smears. I would not do more than every 3 years.

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    banane76 is offline Registered User
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    why only every 3 years? i was always told every year by my doctor in Canada. you would want early detection so i think yearly is important.

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