Sunday, January 25, 2009


The pap smear test is a procedure where samples of cervical cells are taken and examined under a microscope to check for abnormalities that might signal cancer.
You will lie on a gynecological examination table, with your feet up on stirrups. A speculum is inserted into the vagina to open it slightly and make cervix visible, than swabs are taken from the cervix using cotton buds. The process is painless, but may be a bit uncomfortable because of the positioning and use of the speculum and in general because of the feeling of being exposed. Therefore, go to gynecologist you trust. Early detection of cervical cancer more than makes up for the discomfort.

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