Pap Test

Definition of Pap Test:

Papanicolaou test.  Microscopic examination of cells collected from the vagina and cervix to test for uterine cancer or dysplasia.

Also: Pap Smear

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Cervical Cancer

...the condition
“...The rate of cervical cancer has been decreasing steadily over the past several decades in the United States, due in large part to widespread routine Pap smear screening...”

Cervical Dysplasia

...recommendation Vitamin A
“Vitamin A at 75,000 IU per day for 2 months or until Pap smear results improve, then 25,000 IU per day as a maintenance dose...”
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Female-Specific Cancer Screening

...as a treatment
“...A Pap smear is a test that checks for changes in the cells of your cervix...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...the condition
“...Known available tests are: Cell Culture Test, Antigen test, Pap Smear...”

Herpes Simplex Type II

...the condition
“...Known available tests are: Cell Culture Test, Antigen test, Pap Smear...”

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Evidence of a sub-clinical infection may first show up on a Pap test...”
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Postmenopausal Issues

...the condition
“...Having a regular Pap smear test will usually allow for the early discovery of abnormal changes...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Anal cancer is diagnosed by means of an anal Pap smear, in which a cotton swab is inserted past the anus and swirled to capture a tissue sample...”

Vaginal Itching

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Diagnostic tests such as Pap smear, vaginal culture or biopsies may be performed to determine the cause...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Trichomoniasis is usually diagnosed in women by examining vaginal fluid under the microscope for evidence of the parasite; in some cases it can be detected on a Pap smear...”
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