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A cervical smear or pap can detect abnormal cells, or a genital wart caused by a common wart virus. Every woman is recommended to pass through this test annually. If the woman has never had abnormal results before, the test is repeated in 6 months. Estrogen, colchinine, podophylin, progestin, silver nitrate, and cigarette smoking may affect the results. There are no risks involved in the test. A cervical smear or pap can detect abnormal cells, or a genital wart caused by a common wart virus.

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Cervical Smear

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Genital Wart, Wart

There may be some discomfort during the procedure, a small amount of bleeding may occur after the test. A normal value is when the test is negative. It can detect cancerous and precancerous conditions. It is a microscopic examination of cells scraped from the cervix. A cervical smear or pap can detect abnormal cells, or a genital wart caused by a common wart virus.

Other Topics: HPV Virus, HPV, HPV and Pregnancy, HPV Man Symptom, HPV 16, Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papilloma Virus Symptom, Cervical Dysplasia Alternative Treatment, Abnormal Pap Smear, Genital Wart

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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