ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR / HPV INFECTIONS
A Pap smear, also known as a Pap test, is a cervical cancer screening diagnosis. A Pap smear is a process that collects cells from your cervix, which is the lower, thin end of your uterus that sits at the head of your vaginal canal. Cervical cancer may be detected early with a Pap smear, giving you a better chance of a cure. A Pap smear may also identify alterations in your cervical cells that indicate potential cancer development. Detecting abnormal cells early with a Pap screen is the first step in preventing cervical cancer from developing.
If you have the following symptoms of HPV infection, discuss it with your doctor.
- Genital warts
- Common warts
- Plantar warts
- Flat warts
ADVANTAGES & EFFICACY
- Prevent cervical cancer
- Find cervical cancer early
- Early detection means less treatment and less time spent recovering
- Better chance for survival
Does an abnormal Pap smear result mean that I have cervical cancer?
Abnormal results of a Pap smear mean you might have HPV, menopause, urinary tract infections, or yeast infections.
Are there risks when I get a Pap smear?
No, a Pap smear is very safe.
Does a Pap smear detect STDs?
No, a Pap smear cannot detect STDs.