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What do you call the screening test in which cells are scraped from the cervix?

What do you call the screening test in which cells are scraped from the cervix?

Pap test: It's called a pap test or pap smear, named after its inventor, dr.Georgios papanikolaou. During a pelvic exam cells are scraped off, then a cytologist puts them on a slide and looks at the them under a microscope. The cytologist looks for cells that appear abnormal -- precancer or cancer cells. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back to back pregnancies 7 negative preg tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back to back pregnancies 7 negative preg  tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

No: Your cycles can vary from month to month. Given your history of last sexual incident and negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. Relax and do some other activity to take your mind off this. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant and have been having blood clots in my pee & cramps. It's been happening since Wednesday. Went to the doctor Friday and she had to dig to find an empty sac right by my cervix. Took blood test and the nurse called me back saying I am

I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant and have been having blood clots in my pee & cramps. It's been happening since Wednesday. Went to the doctor Friday and she had to dig to find an empty sac right by my cervix. Took blood test and the nurse called me back saying I am

Here are some...: Glad to know that you're on the course of starting right care thus far, but the most reasonable things to do now is go back to let your doc follow you for current clinical situation. Further online inquiry at this time would forge more unnecessary anxiety. So, get in touch with Doc timely. To get thing done right, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Why do my records say the day I had my pap smear and they discovered a polyp. Screening of malignant neoplasm of cervix?

Why do my records say the day I had my pap smear and they discovered a polyp. Screening of malignant neoplasm  of cervix?

Office manager: This is a question that should be addressed with the doctor's office manager, who would be able to clarify. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to be called back after breast screening?

Is it unusual to be called back after breast screening?

It is not uncommon: This happens quite often because of something suspicious which requires more pictures to be sure and clear any doubts. Most times there is no serious problem found...So you shoukld not get too worked up about it until the doctor has done a proper exam and is sure about the results. ...Read more

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What should you call cancer not seen on screenings?

What should you call cancer not seen on screenings?

No special name: While many screenings do save lives (breast, cervical, colon), no screening test is perfect, and all can miss cases. Still, you are safer having recommended screenings rather than not having them. For a complete list of recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more