The Right Time For The Action Pap Smear?
Hello. Good afternoon. I introduce a woman aged 23 and married but not yet pregnant … at last “I experienced abnormal vaginal discharge .. last night exactly on the 27th night I hb with my husband (sorry spe * ma was brought inside) … I want pap smear to find out the cause of vaginal discharge … I guess what date yes I can pap smear after doing HB with my husband … thank you
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. A Pap smear is a test conducted to detect the presence of cervical or cervical cancer in women as early as possible, so that it can be treated immediately before the condition gets worse. By doing this examination also, the condition of cervical tissue can be well known and the doctor can consider whether or not cancer will occur in the future. Regardless of whether there are symptoms or not, this examination is recommended to be done routinely on women aged 21 years and over every 3 years.
What needs to be understood up to this point is that Pap smear is a specific examination of the possibility of cervical cancer alone. Meanwhile, the possibility of the appearance of unusual vaginal discharge, can occur in various diseases other than cervical cancer, such as:
So if your motivation to do a pap smear is related to unusual vaginal discharge, it is not quite right because the above possibilities cannot be ascertained with a pap smear examination. Especially if what you call leucorrhoea is the discharge of thick, white, grayish or slightly yellowish discharge from the vagina not long after intercourse with her husband, because it could be your husband's sperm flowing out and this is completely normal.
Therefore, if you are in doubt, it is better to check with your obstetrician first, and let your obstetrician determine whether a pap smear is the right examination for your condition or not. But if you really want to do a pap smear to find out the condition of your cervical tissue, among the preparations you can do is:
Do not schedule a pap smear when you are menstruating, the best time is 1-2 weeks after your period, or 5 days before the next menstruation
Maximum intercourse is 48 hours before the test
Do not use vaginal lubricant 48 hours before the test
Do not use vaginal cleaners 3 days before the test
So, hopefully answering your question.