Go get that Pap smear done

Sadly, many ladies remain in the dark when it comes to what a pelvic exam entails, and this lack of knowledge is downright dangerous

During the exam you expect 

  • To feel a little discomfort, but you should not feel pain.
  • The exam itself takes only a few minutes. If you have any questions during the exam, be sure to ask your healthcare provider.
  • Before performing the pelvic exam, your doctor might listen to your heart and lungs and perform an abdominal, back and breast exam.

What tests are taken during the exam

  • You will do a Pap is done to screen for cervical cancer or cells that look like they might lead to cancer.
  • You will be screened for sexually transmitted diseases.

Results 

  • Your doctor can usually tell you immediately if the exam revealed anything unusual. Pap test results might take a few days. Your doctor will discuss with you any next steps, additional tests, follow-up or treatment that you need.
  • Your pelvic exam is a good time to talk to your doctor about your sexual or reproductive health. If you have questions, be sure to discuss them during your visit.

One thought on “Go get that Pap smear done

  1. WHY I NEED A PAP SMEAR TEST
    I need it because according to the post I just read” pap smear test is used to screen for cervical cancer or any disease that may lead to cancer”.
    So I need the test to stay fit because I have not undergone such test before.Thanks

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