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Importance of a Pap Test
Stefanie A. Schultis, M.D., OBGYN in Covington LA

Did you know that a Pap smear (Pap Test) can detect infections and life-threatening conditions, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer? If you’ve had an abnormal Pap smear, schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Stefanie Schultis as soon as possible.

Cervical cancer in its early stages can be successfully treated. Dr. Stefanie Schultis recommends yearly Pap smears with your well woman exam.

What if I have an abnormal Pap test?

An abnormal Pap smear can result from several issues besides cancer or pre-cancer cells. Other reasons for an abnormal Pap might include:

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

  • Vaginal infection

  • Recent douching

  • Recent use of tampons

  • Recent sexual activity

 

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