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How often should I get a Pap smear now that I'm menopausal?

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You can get a Pap test every 3 years if you've had normal Pap test results 3 years in a row and you have no history of:

  • A precancerous Pap test result
  • HIV infection
  • A weakened immune system
  • In utero exposure to diethystilbestrol

From: Pap Test After Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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The National Women's Health Information Center.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The American Cancer Society.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

SOURCES:

The National Women's Health Information Center.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The American Cancer Society.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

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