One Stop Clinics provides a women’s health service for any woman who has had an abnormal pap smear (cervical smear). A smear is performed to eligible adult women who are sexually active in the health screening programme for cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb).
A pap smear is reported as abnormal if there are any pre-cancer cells. Further examination is recommended in some cases. The examination is called colposcopy, using a microscope to inspect the neck of the womb with the view of identifying any presence of abnormal pre-cancer cells. Where these cells are found, the specialist colposcopist treats the area with diathermy, laser or knife excision uncommonly. The abnormal cells termed dyskaryosis, are caused by the human Papilloma virus (HPV). Only a few strains of HPV can cause cancer of the cervix or neck of womb. The cancer causing virus can be identified by an HPV test from a sample of cells taken from the neck of the womb. The result of the HPV test can help identify women at risk of cancer of cervix, enabling the woman and her doctor to plan treatment and follow up.
You can learn more about the treatment involved in this procedure here (opens a new window).
Have you had an Abnormal Pap Smear test result?
- Do you need a Pap Smear (cervical smear)?
- Do you need a Colposcopy examination?
- Do you need a HPV test?
If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, One Stop Clinics can help you.
At the One Stop Clinic
- You will have an immediate access, same day examination and treatment when required.
- You will have rapid results following any investigations.
- You will be investigated by accredited specialists working with a caring team.
- You will have a fully streamlined investigation that can be expected to reduce anxiety and worry about an abnormal smear.
- You will have your report of investigations and results put together in less than 7 working days.
The examination will be preceded by a consultation with the consultant colposcopist. Then the examination take place in a dedicated suite. The whole process will take between 20 and 30 minutes.
You are encouraged to come with a friend or partner so that you have support especially on your way home.