Pap Smear in Chicago, IL

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About Pap Smears

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), women should have annual gynecological visits and Pap smears or Pap tests every three years. A Pap smear is a test that collects samples of cells from the cervix of a woman to determine whether human papilloma virus (HPV), precancer, or cancer cells exist within the cervix. Primary care providers Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel are compassionate and experienced providers who perform Pap smears to keep their Chicago, IL area patients healthy and stay ahead of any potential health concerns.

How Is A Pap Smear Performed?

During your exam, a member of our team will gently insert a speculum into the opening of the vagina before quickly swiping the cervix with a long and narrow cotton swab. The entire procedure lasts mere seconds and will be carried out in a compassionate and discrete manner. The test should not be painful, though some women feel pressure from the speculum during the procedure. The swab will be sent to a lab for testing. If no negative cells are detected, no further tests will be needed. If your test detects abnormal cells, additional tests may be needed.

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While they can be uncomfortable, Pap smears are an important and necessary part of maintaining your health. Our team will ensure your exam and Pap smear are carried out in a professional and compassionate manner. Reach out to the Health Direction Medical Center team at one of our Chicago, IL area facilities to schedule your next Pap smear.

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