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Should I get a screening pap test for cervical cancer every year if my previous pap tests have come back normal?
MedHead Confidence Score: 8
Amount Saved: $200 doctor exam with pathologist review
Unnecessary pap tests are one of the most commonly overused procedures in America. If your pap tests were previously normal, you can wait 3 years until you get the next one. Don’t let your gynecologist pressure you into one that you don’t need. Of course, this is different if you have had a previously abnormal pap with abnormal cells. (infections like yeast infections don’t count)