Pap Smear test in Tijuana
Have you had a Pap Smear this year?
The Pap Smear or Pap test is a study indicated for every woman who is sexually active. This study is simple and basically consists in:
- Introducing a small speculum into your vagina so that the doctor can see your cervix
- Take samples of your cervical cells which will be then analyzed in order to identify and prevent infections and diseases such as the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Even though pap smears have long been considered as an uncomfortable study because of the position a patient must hold, they are not painful. Additionally, the benefits to patients’ health are extensive.
Patients should have a pap smear once a year, although some women can get one every 2 to 3 years. On the other hand, some patients need more frequent checkups and should get a pap smear every 6 months. We strongly advise patients to have their first pap smear no later than 3 years after becoming sexually active.
In order to get a Pap Smear, you must not have your period and abstain from sexual intercourse for 48 hours prior to it. The sample your doctor takes during the study will be sent to a lab and examined under a microscope, the results will be ready 7 days after your study. At VIDA Wellness and Beauty we can send the results via email or you can come and pick them up at the clinic.
If you’d like to know more about getting a Pap Smear at VIDA Wellness and Beauty, contact us to schedule a free virtual consultation