• Here's What You Need to Know About Pain After a Pap Smear, According to Doctors

    13 days ago - By PopSugar

    A pap smear isn't really a doctor's appointment to which we look forward, but it's an important routine part of a women's health. Considering that it's a routine visit, we don't expect to have resulting side effects or pain, but sometimes that does happen.
    "A pap smear is a sampling of the cells on a woman's cervix that screens for precancer and cancer of the cervix," says San Diego-based OB-GYN Christine Carter Sterling, MD. "It is not a biopsy but rather a gentle swiping of cells with a plastic wand and small bristle brush," she tells POPSUGAR.
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