Frequently Asked Questions

Menstrual pain, infertility, vaginal infection, irregular periods,uterine fibroids & hysteroscopy.
Adolescent Menstrual Problems,Menopause clinic, Female genital cancer screeing.
Fibroid Uterus, Polyps, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Genital cancers.
Pelvic examination, Ultrasonography, Hysteroscopy, D&C Biopsy, Colposcopy & Cervical Biopsy, MRI, Laboratory Investigation
Removal of Uterus
Laparoscopic Total
Hysterectomy (TLH),
Total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH),
Non Descent Vaginal
Hysterectomy (NDVH),
Vaginal Hysterectomy (VH).
Lifestyle has a considerable influence on periods. Poor diet and taking a lot of stress can delay periods by several days or even a month. Other reasons may include polycystic ovarian syndrome for which Gynecologists may prescribe birth control pills.
Vaginal discharge is the body’s cleansing mechanism. It is normal to have clear or milky discharge, but in case you notice a variation in the color, odor or volume (unusually high), it may be a sign of infection. Rush to your doctor for immediate evaluation.
Urinary tract infection can quickly spread inside your system and causes a burning sensation while urinating. It might as well be a temporary infection, but the sure-shot way to know is to ask an expert and get yourself examined.

What is Pap Smear?

A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer screening in women.
A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your vagina.
Detecting cervical cancer early with a Pap smear gives you a greater chance at a cure and prevention. A Pap smear can also detect changes in your cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. Detecting these abnormal cells early with a Pap smear is your first step in halting the possible development of cervical cancer.

Why it's done

A Pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer.
The Pap smear is usually done in conjunction with a pelvic exam. In women older than age 30, the Pap test may be combined with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer.

Who should have a Pap smear?

You and your doctor can decide when it’s time for you to begin Pap testing and how often you should have the test.
In general, doctors recommend beginning Pap testing at age 21.

How often should a Pap smear be repeated?

Doctors generally recommend repeating Pap testing every three years for women from 21 years of age.
Women aged more than 40 years need to have PAP Smear every year till 65.
After 65 years, if the pap smear for 3 consecutive years are normal, it can be stopped.
Women age 30 and older can consider Pap testing every five years if the procedure is combined with testing for HPV.
If you have certain risk factors, your doctor may recommend more-frequent Pap smears, regardless of your age .
Who can consider stopping Pap smears?
In certain situations a woman and her doctor may decide to end Pap testing, such as:
After a total hysterectomy. After a total hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus including the cervix — ask your doctor if you need to continue having Pap smears.
If your hysterectomy was performed for a noncancerous condition, such as uterine fibroids, you may be able to discontinue routine Pap smears.
But if your hysterectomy was for a precancerous or cancerous condition of the cervix, your doctor may recommend continuing routine Pap testing.
Older age. Doctors generally agree that women can consider stopping routine Pap testing at age 65 if their previous tests for cervical cancer have been negative.
Discuss your options with your doctor and together you can decide what’s best for you based on your risk factors. If you’re sexually active with multiple partners, your doctor may recommend continuing Pap testing.
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