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The Pelvic Exam and Menopause

What Tests Are Taken During the Pelvic Exam?

As mentioned above, during a pelvic exam, a sample of cells may be taken as part of a regular test called a Pap smear, or Pap test, to screen for cervical cancer or cells that look like they might lead to cancer. The sample is placed in a solution and sent to a lab where it is examined. Tests also may be taken to screen for sexually transmitted diseases or other infections.

 

 

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Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on June 20, 2012

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