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Old 04-30-2002, 06:20 AM   #1
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how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

just curious on how long do you have to wait for the results of a pap smear? a month?

how much does it cost if i didn't want it to be on insurance?

 
Old 04-30-2002, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

The costs can vary depending on where you get it done. Also the time can vary also. My last one only took two weeks to get the results but the year before it took six weeks to get the results. Funny thing was it was the same doctor but the military can take its sweet time on some tests.

 
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Old 04-30-2002, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

How do you get the results?

 
Old 04-30-2002, 01:27 PM   #4
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

in england uk i get mine by post

 
Old 04-30-2002, 01:45 PM   #5
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

I got mine by post as well Niecsey. They took about 5 weeks which I didn't think was too bad.

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Old 04-30-2002, 02:10 PM   #6
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

Got mine in the mail also.

 
Old 04-30-2002, 03:18 PM   #7
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

Pap results here are usually back in about a week and my docs office calls with the results. Since a pap smear is part of your routine physical I can't see why you wouldn't let your insurance pick it up. Maybe I misread that part of your question. Regardless of cost is an important health test that should be done yearly on all sexaully active women or women over 18 which ever comes first.

 
Old 04-30-2002, 09:24 PM   #8
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

the reason i asked about how much the cost was without having it shown up on the insurance is bec. i'm under my guardian/parent. it's just uncomfortable for me to have a family member of mine find out i'm sexually active bec. it's this whole moral thing about not losing your virginity issue before marriage and i don't want to get lectured by everybody.

so how much does it cost if it's just a first time visit? less than a hundered? all that waiting must be nerve racking!

just wondering also if you need a pap smear test before getting birth control pills?

 
Old 05-01-2002, 08:15 AM   #9
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

First off a pap smear does not have to indicate that your are sexually active. Since it can be part of your routine physical there is no reason for anyone to even think you are sexually active. Minor or not. As for birth control I would think they would want to do a pap first but not sure if this is standard proceedure or not. Since you do have all these concerns then why not go to planned parenthood and let them handle your concerns as well as the birth control. One comment though is that it would be a lot safer if you discussed this with your mother if she is around and is "reachable" so to speak. Good Luck.

 
Old 05-01-2002, 05:00 PM   #10
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Re: how long do u need to wait for pap smear results?

well i wish my mom was around but she's somewhere in heaven. i was just asking if it was standard procedure that a pap smear is done before getting birth control pills. the clinic i went to isn't planned parenthood, it's a private clinic. they offered me 6 months of free birth control pills if i do a pap test with them. that's why i'm wondering how much just the pap smear costs that's all. anyone?

 
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