It is suggested that each female have a Pap smear once a year to check for abnormalities in the cervix. This exam can help women stay on top of their health and address any issues as early as possible. At our female-led office, board-certified gynecologist Dr. Linda Sodoma offers Pap smears to women in Mesa, Tempe, and surrounding Arizona communities who are 21 years old or over to check for HPV, precancer, or cancerous cells in the cervix. We often perform these exams during a well-woman exam but can be performed at any time upon your request. In the event that abnormalities are found, we can walk you through the next steps. For more information or to schedule your annual Pap smear, contact Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology in Gilbert, AZ today.

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Pap smears are an essential part of maintaining your health and overall wellness. Regular pap smears in Gilbert, AZ at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology offer a number of benefits to improve your quality of life, including:

  • Provides early detection and diagnosis
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Reduces need for more intensive treatments
  • Lessens risks of cancer spreading
  • Improves treatment outcomes
  • Identifies sexual diseases
  • Gives you peace of mind

It’s important that you make your Pap smear appointment when you won’t be menstruating, as it could interfere with our results. We also suggest that you avoid sex, tampons, or douching two days prior to your appointment. The exam is relatively quick and is performed in one of our private and comfortable treatment rooms. Dr. Sodoma will gently insert a speculum to keep your vagina open, then will collect a sample by brushing a small swab onto your cervix. The procedure may be a little bit uncomfortable, but it’s nothing too bad. You may need to wear a sanitary napkin after your Pap smear in case of spotting. Once the results of your Pap smear come back, we will share them with you and suggest any next steps as necessary.