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I recently moved across Canada to NB. I am due for a pap to a made an appointment with a local nurse practitioner for a pelvic exam and to discuss some infertility issues. She took an hour talking with me about my medical history and trying to persuade me to get a tetanus booster. Nothing really related to why I was there. I also mentioned some burning pain/cramping I was having in my lower back/pelvic region and that was all but ignored (told me to take advil and let her know if that helps. So basically the appointment was a waste of my time. She said she would get my file from my previous doctor and then do a pap at our next visit. She needed to know if I was due for one and if I'm high risk. Well ummm...I just told you I'm due for one thanks. Anyways, I don't see hcp's often and was a little shocked that most of what I wanted out of the visit was ignored. But this might be typical and so I want to give her the benefit of the doubt. So is it normal when seeing a new hcp for the first time that they wouldn't give you a pap (even tho that's why I went) and would spend an hour discussing my lifestyle and vaccinations and ignore a burning pain I was having?