Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

One in three experience pain after cytological smears

  • Comment

One in three women will experience some pain, bleeding or discharge after a follow-up cervical cytology test, according to Scottish researchers.

They surveyed 884 women with low-grade abnormal cervical cytology who had a follow-up test in primary care six months later.

The results showed 30% of women had one or more after effects – 15% reported pain, 16% bleeding, and 7% discharge. They tended to be mild and of short duration.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs