Is It Necessary To Have A Pap Smear Before An Anti-cervical Vaccine?
Hello doctor,rnrnI am 29 years old, unmarried and not sexually active. Frankly I realized late, so, I haven’t had the anti-cervical vaccine until now.rnrnI’ve gathered some information about the anti-cervical vaccine. But, I still don’t understand, do I need a pap smear or other examination before the anti-cervical vaccine? So far I have never had a genital disease.rnrnThank you very much in advance.
Paps smear examination is an examination that aims to see the state of the cells in the cervix and vagina. In this examination, a device called a speculum will be used which will then be inserted into the vagina and followed by cervical and vaginal cell sampling using a plastic spatula and a small brush.
Paps smear examination is recommended for:
Women over 21 who are sexually active Women who frequently change sexual partners Women who have hereditary cancer Women who smoke Women who have a low immune system Consult your gynecologist again to get more complete information about your health condition, and whether for your current situation such a check would be necessary.
That's the explanation, hope it helps.