What is a pap smear?
A pap smear is a simple and easy test used to check for changes in cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. A sample of cells is taken from the surface of the cervix before being smeared on to a glass slide for analysis.
Abnormal pap smear result
Pap smear abnormalities occur when some of the cells in the cervix differ to normal cells. This only occurs in around 1 in ten 10 Pap smears, and only rarely does this mean cervical cancer is evident. Low grade abnormalities may include mild infections such as thrush or HPV. High grade abnormalities can result from severe changes to the surface layers of the cervix, and if left untreated, may result in a greater chance of developing cervical cancer.
Dr Wallman is highly experienced in conducting pap smears, whilst treating any pap smear abnormalities such as infection or inflammation. Once Dr Wallman has diagnosed the particular abnormality he can work with you to tailor a treatment plan that suits you.
If you would like to learn more about the process involved in conducting a Pap Smear, please contact Dr Wallman today.