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Comment from: flora, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I had hip replacement 10 months ago and I am still in excruciating pain. I have been back to the hospital on several occasions and they can't find anything wrong, but I have pain every day. I can't sleep or walk a distance without being in agony. I have pain in my hip and joint, pain in my buttocks, and pain in my groin. I feel I'm never going to be ok. I wish I hadn't got it, now it is pure nightmare.

Comment from: Rosz, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 14

New standards for pap smears, as I understand it, are every three years if all is normal. If abnormal, may be done every six months at first and then annually until three normal results are obtained. Once three normals, you may resume every three years.

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