A Pap Smear or Pap Test is a vaginal exam that screens for cervical cancer. This is done by taking a swab to collect cervical cells to be examined for abnormal growth and other indications of precancerous /cancerous cells. It’s a simple procedure that takes approximately 5 minutes.
You must abstain from sex, avoid, douching, or using any vaginal medicines or spermicidal foams, creams or jellies for two days before having a Pap Smear, as these may wash away or obscure abnormal cells.
Try not to schedule a Pap Smear during your menstrual period. It's best to avoid this time of your cycle, if possible. Visit the best gynaecology hospital in Mangalore for treatment.
During the Procedure
The procedure just takes 5 minutes and is absolutely painless.
You will be given a gown to change into.
You will be required to lie down on your back on an exam table with your knees bent.
Doctor will gently insert an instrument called a speculum into your vagina.
The speculum holds the walls of your vagina apart so that your doctor can easily see your cervix. Inserting the speculum may cause a sensation of pressure in your pelvic area.
Then your doctor will take samples of your cervical cells using a soft brush and a flat scraping device called a spatula.
Your doctor transfers the cell sample collected from your cervix into a container or onto a glass slide.
You can resume normal activities, post-Pap Smear.
Reports will be available after 3 days. You will need to meet your Gynaecologist in Mangalore for reviewing the Pap Smear report.