Posts Tagged ‘ pap smear ’

What To Do After An Abnormal Pap Smear

If a patient is told their pap smear (or pap test) was abnormal, it means that the test found abnormal cells on the cervix. Pap smears are done because they are the best way to prevent and detect cervical cancer. However, an abnormal result does not mean that the person tested has cancer. In fact,… Read More »


Your First Trip To The Gynecologist

Most health care experts recommend that teenage girls see a gynecologist by their 18th birthday or when they start having sexual intercourse, whichever comes first. Most teen girls feel nervous about going to the gynecologist for the first time. However, it will be a lot easier to prepare for a trip to Woodlands OBGYN Associates… Read More »


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Could This Be the End of Pap Smears?

Let’s face it. As necessary as a pap smear may be, most patients will agree that the current test for human papillomavirus (HPV) is not their favorite activity. Many women may wish to opt out of a traditional pap smear, but is there a choice? Recently reported in the British Medical Journal, a study of… Read More »