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#1 of 3 Old 03-21-2011, 10:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there,

I had my baby by unplanned c-section 4.5 months ago, and my obgyn's office is already requesting an annual gyno appointment. It seems a bit soon to me, and after the intensity of birth, I think I'd like to put it off for a few more months. Anyone have thoughts on this?

 

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If you've always had normal PAP smears, then I say wait a little until you're comfortable. If, however, you have had abnormal smears you may want to be more diligent. Also, it may help to see a different provider than the one who delivered you.

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Current guidelines is that if you've had 3 regular paps in a row, you only need to go every 2 years.  If this is you, feel free to postpone. 


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