pap smear test center in kukatpally
Who should take a Pap smear test?
All women who cross 21 years of age, who are sexually active, should undertake this test. Usually, cervical cancer occurs in women with multiple sexual partners. Women in a monogamous relationship should also undergo this test as the virus may remain dormant for years and suddenly flare up as cancer later. Other factors that indicate you should take the test include having HIV, a history of cancer, a weak immune system, and organ transplantation.
The nurse asks you to lie down with your legs spread apart. The doctor uses a speculum to separate the vaginal walls and collects few cells from the cervix part using a spatula or brush. The entire procedure will take only 5 minutes. The doctor may send the collected cells to a laboratory for testing.