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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    When should I start having regular pap tests?

    I have heard that from the age of 18 I should have regular tests. Is this correct information?
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  • Dr Subhash Verma

    GP (General Practitioner)

    Dr. Verma has wide experience in the field of medicine. After completing his MBBS he has obtained Post Graduate Degree and Diploma in Paediatrics, Obstetrics … View Profile

    This has been a quite debated issue in the past. A Pap test should be conducted for every sexually active woman regardless of the age factors. But even a woman who doesn't have any sexual activity, or who has never had any, but is in the middle ages and experiencing irregular bleeding or spotting disorders, then they should have a Pap smear test. Apart from that, if the general woman wants to have her cancer risk assessed, then she should have one as well, or any other diseases which are carried throughout the uterine tract; they should have that done as well.

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