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 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.  Although there is no cure, there are measures that can be taken to reduce manifestations.”

Herpes Simplex Type II

...the condition
“...Known available tests are: Cell Culture Test, Antigen test, Pap Smear.  To determine whether the symptoms you have just experienced are in fact a herpes virus, you can have two separate blood tests for herpes viruses, one for Herpes I and one for Herpes II...”

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

...the condition
“...Evidence of a sub-clinical infection may first show up on a Pap test.  Your test may show HPV changes or dysplasia (pre-cancerous cells)...”
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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
“...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
“...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.  Because only small numbers of parasites may be present during infection in a male, microscopic examination of discharge from the penis often does not reveal the presence of parasites...”
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