How much is it for a pap smear and the office visit?
It really depends on where you live. I live in NC and I have moved 3 times in the past 5 years and each doctor office visit and pap smear cost different.
If you have never had a pap smear before or if it is close to the time you are due for your annual exam, most doctors get the pap smear while you are in the office and being examined. If you have recently had a pap test done and it was normal, I would question the doctor about the reason s/he feels there is a need.
All girls should have at least a baseline PAP Exam (with or without PAP smear). especially before becoming sexually active and discuss birth control. All females after becoming sexually active should have a PAP smear. If a smear is normal, it is you can typically go just once a year. If abnormal, you may need treatment with creams or in-office treatment.
If you had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer or pap-related problems, you would still have pap smears of the vaginal cuff, even if you didn't have a cervix. If you had your uterus and cervix removed for other reasons, such as bleeding or fibroids, you can stop pap smears, but should continue annual GYN exams.