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Pap Smear test

Pap smear is an alternative name for Cervical Smear Test. It is a procedure carried out to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous cell changes in the cervix. Cervical smear test is also used to diagnose viral infections of the urinogenital system and sexually transmitted diseases. After a minimum of three consecutive normal test results, the Pap test may be performed.

Procedure : A speculum is inserted into the vagina and cervical cells are removed, using a spatula or swab and transferred to a glass slide before being sent for laboratory analysis. The results are normally available after 6 weeks. The woman should not be menstruating or have sperm present in the vagina from recent sexual intercourse. A result with mild dysplasia (dysplasia in women normally refers to abnormalities in the cells of the cervix and uterus) means there is some infection present and regular smear tests are needed. A positive test indicates there are some cell changes that need further investigation but do not necessarily indicate a cancerous or pre-cancerous condition. A colposcopy (a technique for examining the cervix and vagina) and possibly a biopsy may be needed, and if cancerous cells are found, treatment for cervical cancer begins.

Age for testing
Pap test can be carried out every 3 years from becoming sexually active or from age 20.





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 1.  Posted on : 9.1.2014  By  :  Soumyya Das , Kolkata View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

Cholecystectomy was done 2 years ago but looking bulky and over weight approx 87 kg triglycerides also increased what should I do?

 
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  Posted By :Admin , | On 26.5.2014
 2.  Posted on : 27.6.2013  By  :  akshay arora , Bareilly (u.p.) View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

My age is just 22 yrs. And i am having pain in my knee joints doctors said i am sufferin from arthiris/ortheoritis what can i do is their any treatment or not because they have told me that their is no treatment

 
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Arthritis can be caused by many reasons which includes weight problems. Please consult a bbone specialist for further advise. You can too young to have chronic arthritis all your life. Good luck

  Posted By :Admin , | On 26.5.2014
 3.  Posted on : 11.9.2012  By  :  Saswajeet Routray , Kolkata View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

I am 32 years old and my wife is 30 now. Myself and my wife, both are suffering from joint pain from 5-6 months. A cracking sound also coming from the knees. Please let me know what to do.

 
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Joint pain can be caused by many reasons.Over weight Oesteo porosis or born loss, arthritis, some febril illnesses are some of the causes. You are very young to ignore your joint pains. You should see an internist. He can examine you, order some blood test and give you a diagnosis. Good luck

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 4.6.2013
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