Papanicolaou test or otherwise called a Pap test or smear is the procedure used to collect cells from the cervix (lower part of the uterus). It is a routine procedure, where the tissue lining the cervix is gently scraped off. These cells are then tested for any abnormality, which might be indicative of cervical cancer.
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I have white sticky discharge while on birth control pills. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Microgestin birth control and I have been instructed to take it constantly to have no periods. About a year ago, I was treated for chlamydia and never had a problem since then. About a month ago, I missed my pill for birth control while having the flu and a week back,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your history, it appears that you are suffering from vaginal infection. Because, without a problem there cannot be such an amount of discharge. Hormonal birth control pill increase chance of vaginal discharge. But, in my ... Read Full »
What can cause irregular menstrual bleeding?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular bleeding for the past six weeks. I have been using Mirena for the past 10 years for birth control and PCOD. After Mirena my periods had stopped and I would get them once in six months for a day. In six weeks, I have got this bleeding for the third time. It l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, it appears that you are having abnormal uterine bleeding and the cause can be many. As you told that you are diabetic, I would advise you to get a transvaginal scan first and followed by endometrial sampling to rule out the cause. In your case... Read Full »