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Cervical Mucous

A swab of the cervical mucous membrane (lining) is taken during a Pap smear in screening for HPV cervical cancer. A viscid slippery secretion that is usually rich in mucins and is produced by mucous membranes which it moistens and protects. It is an ideal place for various infections, which cause sexualy transmitted diseases. If this secretion becomes pink, brown, and foul-smelling, it's a sign of a problem. A swab of the cervical mucous membrane (lining) is taken during a Pap smear in screening for HPV cervical cancer.

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Cervical Mucous

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Pap Smear, HPV

Every woman shoould pass through Pap smear annually. It can detect problems on early and treatable stages. If the secretion is very little (after menopause or due to some drugs) the sexual intercourse may be painful. It's easily treated by various lubricants. A swab of the cervical mucous membrane (lining) is taken during a Pap smear in screening for HPV cervical cancer.

Other Topics: HPV Shot, HPV, HPV Vaccine, Human Papilloma Virus HPV, HPV Vaccines, Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, Human Papillomavirus HPV Infection, Cervical Dysplasia and Fertility, Pap Smear Result, Genital Wart Pictures

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

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