Pap Smear Abnormalities

In Brisbane, Australia, a pap smear is recommended every two years for women between the ages of 18 and 70 if they have been sexually active.

A pap smear is a screening test for cancer of the cervix (or neck of the womb). This is a common cancer for women living in developing countries, but fortunately is not seen often in women in Australia due to our pap smear screening program.

Occasionally, a pap smear may return an abnormal result.  This may require referral to a specialist gynaecologist for colposcopy.

Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a special microscope to look very closely at the cervix. This allows the doctor to examine the outer portion of the cervix. Sometimes a small sample of tissue (a biopsy) is taken for further study. The tissue samples help the doctor determine if treatment is required. If pre-cancerous cells are found, they can typically be treated with great success.

At Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology, located in Brisbane, Queensland, we offer a comprehensive service for women who have abnormal pap smear results.

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