Category Archives: Cervix health

The Vagina – An Owner’s Manual. 8 Top Tips for Every Woman over 40.

When you’re in your 20s and 30s you probably feel you know your vagina pretty well – after all you may be busy having periods, sex and babies.  And you know the rules about douching (don’t), leaving tampons in (not … Continue reading

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Cervical cancer – what to expect when you have a smear test.

The cervical smear test is also known as the Pap smear.  It’s the health-screening test women over the age of 25 in the UK, and 21 in the US are routinely offered.  The Pap smear is designed to detect the … Continue reading

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What happens after an abnormal Pap smear result?

Abnormal test results are always a worry.  The important thing is to put them in context and take the advice of your healthcare professional.  A one-off abnormal test may not mean anything on its own and needs to be taken … Continue reading

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What do my smear results mean?

When you’re at your Pap smear appointment, make sure you ask the questions that concern you. These may include: How long do I have to wait before the result comes back? What do the results mean? What happens if the … Continue reading

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