June 12, 2013

Pap Smear

I kept on coming back to my OB-Gyne last month because of UTI and I took advantage those visits and I undergo Papanicolaou test a.k.a pap smear, cervical smear, smear test or pap test. Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer so it is a must for women to take this test to detect cervical cancer early. 

I started taking this test one year after I gave birth. Honestly, I’m not really comfortable with Pap smear or any test that will expose my private part but whether I like it or not, I have to do it. Anyway, it will only take a few minutes of exposure. =)

There are two types of test; Conventional Pap and Liquid Based Cytology, I always choose the latter because according to my OB-Gyne it is more accurate. Though this is more expensive P1,500 per test but not yearly so my next pap test is on year 2015.

I got my result after one week and thank God everything is normal but there is a note “benign smear with moderate inflammation and reparative changes.” So I need vaginal suppository for 7 days.

If you’re planning to take Pap smear, remember that no intercourse two days before the test and no menstrual period during the test. 

A repost from my old blog Michi's Home Sweet Home

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