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Experience:  Family Practice with emphasis in Women's Health, Forensics, Urgent Care, for 14 years.
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Is it possible to get an infection from a pap smear

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Is it possible to get an infection from a pap smear?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Since most providers use disposable speculums and you have to use clean never used brush or wand collection device, it would be highly unlikely.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What if they use the metal speculum.
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.
Sorry it took me longer to reply. The system did not notify me that you replied.

THe metal speculums are sterilized between patients, so if they are doing that then it too should not be a problem.

Can you explain your symptoms more?