cytology

Specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Pap test, also called a Pap test is a test performed on patients aged 21 years and in order to detect cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. Cells taken from scraping performed at the opening of the cervix is ​​examined under a microscope. It is important to note the specialist if you are taking any medication at the time, as they may cause an alteration in the test results, plus if you might be pregnant and if you have previously had an abnormal Pap smear. During the 24 hours before the exam the patient should not be done douching, having sex or use tampons. It should also urinate before control and avoid scheduling a visit if you are taking the period menstruating, because blood can make the results less accurate at that time. During scraping sensation of pain will have minimal or some similar to menstrual discomfort.

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