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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?
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Hello,
Since most providers use disposable speculums and you have to use clean never used brush or wand collection device, it would be highly unlikely.
You can tell me the symptoms you are having if you want further help.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
What if they use the metal speculum.
Health Professional: Celeste NP, Nurse Practitioner replied 7 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?
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