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Pap Smear (cont.)

Pap Smear Preparation

The best time to have a Pap smear is when the woman is not menstruating.

For two days before the test, avoid the following because these might interpretation of the test more difficult:

  • Intercourse
  • Douches
  • Vaginal medications (except as directed by your doctor)
  • Vaginal contraceptives such as birth control foams, creams, or jellies
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014

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