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What is the difference between a papanicolaou test and a pelvic exam?

What is the difference between a papanicolaou test and a pelvic exam?

Great question: The papanicolaou test is a specific test that requires the visualization of the cervix. Cells from the cervix are sampled and screened for cancer potential. While a pelvic exam may include the pap test, the exam itself does not require a pap test. A pelvic includes looking at the genitals inside the vagina and out, as well as feeling the internal organs including uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a papanicolaou test and a pelvic exam?

Great question: The papanicolaou test is a specific test that requires the visualization of the cervix. Cells from the cervix are sampled and screened for cancer potential. While a pelvic exam may include the pap test, the exam itself does not require a pap test. A pelvic includes looking at the genitals inside the vagina and out, as well as feeling the internal organs including uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between papanicolaou and pelvic test?

What is the difference between papanicolaou and pelvic test?

More info needed: Papanicolaou test is usually called a pap test or pap smear. The test is named for the physician to developed the stain used to see the cells from the cervix. We use the pap smear to screen for cervical cancer because we can see abnormal cells that may become cancer in the future, thus allowing treatment to prevent cancer. "pelvic test" is not a common term, so I am not sure what you refer to.Best. ...Read more

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Do all women need pap tests?

Do all women need pap tests?

If you have a cervix: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. If you had a full hysterectomy, it means you don't have a cervix and therefore can't get cervical cancer and you don't need a pap test. If you have a cervix, you need a pap. ...Read more

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Do all women need pap tests annually?

Do all women need pap tests annually?

Can do every 3 years: At least once a yaer for every year starting at age 20 or when you start sexual activity is the standard recommendation. It you get two consecutive negative annual pap smears, then you can repeat the test every three years. ...Read more

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Who should get pap tests and how often?

Who should get pap tests and how often?

All over 21 y/o: Current recommendations state that all women over 21 should be getting pap smears. The frequency depends on the woman's history. Follow your gynecologist's advice on that. ...Read more

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Who all does not need regular pap tests?

W/2 consec neg Paps: At least once a yaer for every year starting at age 20 or when you start sexual activity is the standard recommendation. It you get two consecutive negative annual pap smears, then you can repeat the test every three years. ...Read more

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Are pap tests recommended for a woman over 65 yrs of age?

Not usually: Most women can safely stop getting pap smears at age 65 if they have had normal screening the previous 20 years and have no risk factors for elevated risk. ...Read more

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Does hvp show in a pap as a stranded part of the test and how long would take before it would show?

HPV: Hpv is found in the cells inside and cannot be detected by the looks of a pap smear. The incubation period is not known as it can cleared by one's immune system at some point and be reinfected again with it. ...Read more

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What is the pap test?

Google pap test. : Then e-mail with specific questions.

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