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Follow-Up

Once your gynecological exam is finished, you can get dressed and return to your normal daily activities. You may notice a little spotting after the test, so you may choose to use an underwear liner (thin sanitary pad) for a day. After a few days, you should receive a report from your doctor with the Pap test results and recommendations for follow up. You should call your doctor for your Pap test results if you do not receive a report.

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