You may have a Pap test every three years if you have had three normal Pap test results for three years in a row, if you have no past history of a precancerous Pap test result, no HIV infection, no weakened immune system, and no history of in utero exposure to diethystilbestrol .
Women who have had a total hysterectomy for a noncancerous indication and have not had a history of precancerous Pap test results can stop Pap screening. Screening may also be discontinued at 65 or 70 years of age if women have had at least three normal Pap test results in a row and no abnormal Pap test results in the previous 10 years. Based on your personal health profile, your doctor can discuss with you how often you should have this test.
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