A pap smear test is a simple procedure that looks for abnormal cell changes in the cervix. It can detect abnormal cells and pre-cancerous cells. This means the cells can be removed before they have a chance to develop into cervical cancer.

If the results of your pap smear come back positive it means your doctor has found abnormal or unusual cells on your cervix. It does not necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. More than often, a positive result means there have been cell changes caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

HPV is a sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes the changed cells are due to other types of infection, such as those caused by bacteria or yeast.

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