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Pap Smear Test


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Comment from: SheIla, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

My Pap smear test was a little more painful than I had anticipated.

Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology


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