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What happens during an appointment for a pap smear?

What happens during an appointment for a pap smear?

Check for cancer: A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer. First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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Do you have to get a pap smear during an appointment in order to get birth control?

No: It is not necessary to have a pap in order to get birth control but you should be up-to-date on your health care screenings. Going to the doctor to discuss birth control is also an excellent opportunity to talk about your risk factors and which tests are best for you. So, although it is not essential to have a pap to get contraception, it is important to your overall health care. ...Read more

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What happens in a pap smear? What happens in a normal routine obgyn appointment

What happens in a pap smear? What happens in a normal routine obgyn appointment

Ob/GYN visit: Pap smear, breast exam , vital signs. A Pap smear involves using a speculum and a wooden spatula or a brush. All this should be reviewed with you prior to your visit and procedure. All the best. It is a good procedure to keep you safe. ...Read more

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I scheduled an appointment to get three tests done: pap smear, mammogram and cholesterol testing. What can I expect?

3 different tests: Cholesterol test is bloodwork. You will go to the blood lab for them to draw a tube of blood. Mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer typically start at age 40 unless you have a problem or are at high risk. Breasts are compressed in the mammogram machine and xrays taken (2 per breast usually). Pap -speculum inserted into vagina and cells scraped from cervix to test for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What is done during a routin pap smear? This will be my 1st time

What is done during a routin pap smear? This will be my 1st time

Don't worry: You will be asked to undress and placed into a gown. They will have you lay on the exam table and place your legs in sturips. The doctor will sit between your legs and use a speculum, a device to help view your cervix, and insert it into the vagina. Although uncomfortable, hopefully not by much and brief. Once the cervix is seen, a sample is taken with a small brush. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to bleed during a first pap smear ?

Are you supposed to bleed during a first pap smear ?

no: But it is not uncommon to have some bleeding. There is a graeter chance if you are virginal or nevere had a pap or pelvic exam before. ...Read more

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During a pap smear what's everything they check for??

Pap smear: During this exam, the doctor will usually sample for some sexually transmitted diseases, sample the cervix so the pathologist can determine if there are any abnormal cells, and then do a manual exam to ensure there are no abnormalities of the internal pelvic organs. The doctor should also discuss your history with you and answer any questions you have. ...Read more

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Does it mean anything if i bleed during my pap smear?

Cervix fragile: It is not unusual for a woman to spot or have a little light bleeding when a pap smear is done. This is because some of the cells of the cervix can be fragile, and the brush used in the pap can make those cells bleed. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more