Do You Need A Pap Smear Before The HPV Vaccine?
Good evening, I want to ask one thing. If I want a cervical vaccine, and I haven’t had sex. Do I need a pap smear? or could the doctor immediately suggest a pap smear? thank you
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Pap smear is an examination of cervical cells (cervix). The examination is done by widening the genitals using a speculum, then the sample is taken with a spatula and microscopically examined the cellular structure of your cervix. To do a pap smear examination can be started as early as 21 years with a frequency of once every 3 years as an initial screening for malignant lesions on the cervix.
Pap smear examination can be done according to the appropriate screening schedule and it is not necessary that every injection of HPV vaccine is done by pap smear examination, except if at the time of examination an indication is found to have a pap smear. If you need more information related to pap smears, or find symptoms such as bleeding in the genitals outside the menstrual cycle, abnormalities in vaginal discharge, or severe pain in the lower abdomen, then you can consult your doctor or obstetrician regarding examination and management Furthermore.
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