A Pap smear tests the health of cells in the cervix. Factors like age and sexual history are two of the factors that determine how often you will receive a Pap test. If test results show abnormal cells, action may be needed to prevent further disease.
Abnormal results will require further testing to provide a specific diagnosis so that you and Dr. Brown can discuss treatment options. The whole point of the routine Pap smear is to find disease early, so quick intervention can minimize the impact to your health.