In some cases, the HPV test may be done instead of a Pap smear. Pap test In a Pap test, your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold your vaginal walls apart. Doctors generally agree that women can consider stopping routine Pap testing at age 65 if their previous tests for cervical cancer have been negative. The review of the smears, related biopsies and charts form the basis of this report. If the changes are high grade, there's a greater chance that the lesion may develop into cancer much sooner. They produce mucus and bleed easily, which may lead to spotting and pain during or after sexual activity.
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Benign glandular cells in posthysterectomy vaginal smears: the incidence is higher than expected.