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How Is a Pap Smear Read and Analyzed

As soon as your Pap smear has been collected, it will be sent to the laboratory for interpretation (reading). Since there are many labs in the US alone and each could have its own standard interpretation, a medical terminology system was created at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The system is Read More

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What Is a Pap Smear Test?

A Pap smear (Papanicolau smear; also known as the Pap test) is a simple and painless screening test for cervical cancer. During a routine pelvic exam, your OBGYN will collect sample cells from your cervix (the end of your uterus, that extends into the vagina). These cells are placed on a glass slide and stained Read More

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Miscarriage: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

For most women, finding out they are pregnant is one of the happiest news they’ll ever get. Unfortunately not all pregnancies end up with you holding your baby, there are also cases when a miscarriage can occur. What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy until 20 weeks since conception. Read More