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How often - papsmear?

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    crystal88 is offline Registered User
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    How often - papsmear?

    I know it should be every year accdg to my OBgyn. But i am SO scared to have it done, another doctor told me every 2 years is okay. How often do you have this test done? Just thinking about it freaks me out. I don't know if i'm the only one dreading this test ;-) My OB says i act like i'm 14 when i am already 40!

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    I go every year. It is one of those unpleasant things you just have to do and it only takes 5 mins. Is it just the thought of it that scares you or do you find it painful? If painful then maybe try another doctor. They are never pleasant but Dr Grace Cheung did my last one (as she is my OB) and it was fine. I dread them as well which does seem silly since I have had two babies so a smear test should be a walk in the park!

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    I would suggest every year also. If something is wrong - you want to know as early as possible!

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    yes, it should be done every year but i'm a bit lazy.....

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    In the US I was required twice a year, but while living abroad in both the UK and in Asia, I have done it annually.

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    One a year minimum... I was glad I was very regular with my appointments, as some bad cells were found a few years ago, and 3 months later it was already evoluting in a cancer. If I had been waiting one more year, I might not be here to write this. Don't think about it twice, this is no important !!

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    I get it done once a year. It is a little bit uncomfortable, but it only last few seconds.

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    Thanks ladies, i'll do it annually then.

    I guess the problem is i have male OB, i know it's not that painful but uncomfortable. Like starbucks, i got 2 kids too and numerous IVF and IUI so it should be okay. I just need to be brave for 5 minutes.

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