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PAP Smear

A PAP smear, named after the developer, Dr Papanicolaou, is a procedure whereby cells are taken from the surface of the cervix, simply by rubbing a long Q-tip along the edge. This is done through a speculum, the device that holds the vagina open and allows the gynecologist to see inside. This takes just a split second and should not hurt at all. The cervical matter is placed in a test tube and sent for... read more

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