What's the difference? PELVIC EXAMINATION AND SMEAR TEST.
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This is a visual and manual examination of a woman's reproductive organs.
More often than not a pelvic exam isn't uncomfortable.
The exam includes the assessment of the vulva, perineal area and vaginal canal by manual examination.
After the insertion of a speculum, the cervical canal, cervix, uterus, ovaries, bladder and rectum can be examined too.
This is a painless, quick screening test to determine any abnormal cell growth that would indicate cervical cancer.
During the procedure, a vaginal speculum is inserted into to the vagina to have a better view of the cervix. A cervical brush is then inserted to swab the tip of the cervix. The specimen is smeared on a slide and sent to the laboratory where a pathologist examines it.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 15, 2016|
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