Pap smears are one of the best weapons that women have in the battle against cervical cancer. This straightforward procedure involves the collection of cells from your cervix for testing purposes. Though it might be somewhat uncomfortable, our team here at Radiant Women’s Health will do everything possible to ease the experience. If you have been experiencing abnormal discharge, pelvic pain, or other concerns related to your vaginal health, schedule your appointment at our Conyers center today.
What Are Pap Smears?
A Pap smear procedure, also called a cervical smear, is a simple test to detect cervical cancer in women. Early discovery of precancerous cells thanks to this procedure can help us outline an effective treatment plan. If abnormalities are detected, we have a range of surgical treatment options to give you the best prognosis possible.
How Do Pap Smears Work?
During a Pap smear, we collect a few cells from your cervix for testing, usually over the course of a pelvic exam. It takes only a few minutes to perform this procedure. During the process, a spatula and brush will be used to collect the cells needed for testing. The sensation of getting a Pap test is tolerable for most patients. Once we have collected the cells, you can get dressed and go about your day normally. We will test the cells and let you know if any further action is necessary.
What Are the Effects of This Procedure?
A Pap smear allows us to rule out cancer with a high likelihood of accuracy in just a few minutes. If you get a positive result, it allows us to do further testing so that we can take appropriate action in order to provide you with the best possible outcome. This is a simple procedure that rarely has any side effects. As with any procedure, there is a small chance of a false negative result, although this is quite rare, and will almost certainly be corrected at your next test.
Pap Smears in Conyers, Atlanta
Women in Conyers, GA and beyond have been coming to Dr. Birt and Radiant Women’s Health for gynecological services for around 15 years for a reason. Dr. Birt is highly knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate, and skilled. She will put you totally at ease during your gynecological exam and produces fast and accurate results. To schedule your pelvic exam and Pap smear, you can just submit our contact form now or you can call to schedule at (770) 860-0123.