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What You Need To Know About Pap Smear & Why Every Woman Needs It

There are some tests you need to perform as you grow older and one of them is pap smear. It helps to detect the presence of cancerous cells in the cervix which is located in the narrow end of the womb. It is very important to go for a pap smear if you experience signs such as heavy menstrual bleeding, too much Vaginal discharge, pain during intimacy and others. According to Healthline, this article will show you what you need to know about pap smear and why every woman should conduct the test.

Most women dislike going for a pap smear test because it makes them uncomfortable. Some women tend to experience light bleeding after the test; however, it is advisable to alert a health professional if the bleeding persists after 24 hours. During a pap smear, doctors tend to examine the cells in the cervix by scrapping out some of them. It is important to go for a regular pap smear test if you're diagnosed with HIV or if you have a weak immune system. 

Women who are between the ages of 30-65 are advised to go for a paper test at least once every five years. A pap test is very quick and doesn't take time; however, it should be strictly carried out by a certified gynecologist.

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