Sunday, June 27, 2010

importance of pap smear

i must say that we have heard about this especially pregnant lady. it is very synonym to all woman and we all knew that it is very very important that everyone of us must undergone this test. most of us heard about this, most of us knew the procedure, some has done it, some couldn't careless, some care but afraid of doing it. so why is it so important? lets continue reading

the importance of pap smear test

what is pap smear?
pap smear also known as pap test. its a test done on the sample taken from woman's cervix. the intention is mainly to look for changes in cells of the cervix that show cervical cancer or conditions that may develop into cancer. simple word.. detect and prevent/treat

who should have it?
test should be best begin at the age of 21, continue routine screening every two years for age range 21-29 years old and every three years for age range 30 years above. however, there are many thoughts of the age range and routine to screen it. google out ya peeps~!

best time for the test?
between 10-20 days after first day of menstrual period *but not during the menstrual is still on ya*


erm...erm.... ready? doc will use a speculum to widen the opening of the vagina. a plastic spatula and small brush are used to collect cervix cell. later its send to lab for testing
sounds painful? NO.... its not painful at all. only a little uncomfortable during the pelvic exam *wink*

ok now i will further elaborate the connection of pap smear to 

cervical cancer

what is cervix cancer?
its a malignant disease that affects the cervix in the female reproductive system. 
cervix is basically the lower portion of the uterus that connects the upper vagina to the uterus, about 2" long

how does it starts?
most cervical cancer begin in the cells lining the cervix. these normal cells do not suddenly change into cancer but rather gradually develop pre-cancerous changes that later turn into cancer.

what are the symptoms?
believe it or not, there will be NO symptom in the early stage that could trigger cervical cancer. its only appear as the disease becomes worse. woman may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, pelvic pain and heavy vaginal discharge.

how to detect it?
pap smear, pap smear and pap smear. now you can see the linkage rite. its only a very simple test that tell us critical info and help us to prevent it!!

so ladies~~ i hope you peeps benefited from this info be it for you, your spouse or your love one *wink*

lets get your pap smear done today!!

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1 comment:

Primary Care Anza said...

Your blog is really nice. Women should have a pap smear once a year for two years. If both pap smears are normal, women may then have a pap smear every three years or as recommended by their physician. Women between 18-39 years should get this screening test.

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