Pap smear(柏氏抹片) is a cervical screening method which checks the health of your cervix and can help detect cervical cancer. The cervix is the opening to the womb from the vagina. Women aged 25 or above who have had sex and haven't undergone total hysterectomy should have regular cervical screenings.
During a Pap smear screening, a sample of cells is taken from the cervix for testing. The sample is then checked for cancerous and precancerous cells. The entire procedure should take less than 20 minutes.
A: Depends on the women's age.
A: You should avoid cervical screening during menstruation. The appointment should be made before or after your menstruation.
A: It should not be painful, but some patients experience an uncomfortable sensation often described as a soft pinch. The sensation lasts only a few seconds when the cells are collected from the cervix.
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