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indications of pap smear
A 19-year-old member asked:
44 years experience Pathology
Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the micr ... Read More
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Screening test: A sampling of cells from the cervix to test for the cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer- it is a screening test and not usually a diagno ... Read More
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
41 years experience Gynecology
A cancer screen: A pap smear is a screening test used to detect cervical cancer and precancer.
A Verified Doctor answered
Pap smear: Pap smear is a test which involves collecting cells from cervix which is the lower part of uterus to see if the cells are normal or abnormal. Some ab ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it does not hurt: It may be unconfortable for some but is not painful.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort.
A 57-year-old male asked:
40 years experience Dentistry
Ok: Please see your physician for a consultation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Cancer screening: A speculum is used to dilate the vagina to visualise the cervix (bottom part of the uterus) and the a wooden spatula or a rubber brush is inserted int ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be very.: The pap smear is a way to find cervical cancer before it becomes serious. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease and young women are at hig ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
28 years experience General Practice
Pap Smears: Pap smears are designed to look for skin changes that could or would predict risk for developing cervical cancer. They now can also test for the hybr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: A pap smear is used to look for precancerous cells of the cervix before they become a problem. Your first pregnancy visit may be a good time to get on ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Most doctors do paps: Any gynecologist and most family medicine or primary care doctors do pap smears routinely. I can't vouch for usual policies and pap smear availability ... Read More
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