Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

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Vijaya Karra, Pamu Shiva Ramulu, Boinapalli Sudhakar*

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Cervical pap smear study and its utility in cervical cancer detection and prevention

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Author Details : Vijaya Karra, Pamu Shiva Ramulu, Boinapalli Sudhakar*

Volume : 8, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 470-475

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Objectives: The objective of present study to find out women for precancerous lesions with the help of pap smear test as early identification marker. Determine the percentage of cervical cancer in relationship with demographic, education and occupation. To find out pap smear effectiveness in various infections. To find out correlation pap smear findings with symptoms.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving the screening of women from the rural population of Siddipet district for the assessment of health status using pap smear test who have attended the outpatient department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conducted during the period of August 2019 to May 2021.
Results and Discussion: The present study included 1500 Pap smears, of which the most common abnormality was inflammatory smear, which is followed by atrophic smear. Among all the study respondent’s majority (64.5%) of the women were home makers and not working, remaining participants were either self employed or working women. Percentage of abnormal smear reports was reported in group 2 (31-40 years) subjects followed by group 3 (41-50 years) women. In 22 patients, Atypical Squamous Cell of Undetermined Significance (ASCUS) was observed. The present study reported very less cervical cancer prevalence in our study population.
Conclusion: Pap smear testing is a sensitive and effective screening test which can be used for identification of precancerous epithelial lesions. Pap smear test should be recognized as a routine screening method to decrease Mortality and Morbidity due to the cervical cancer. This study also regard us as paps smear is a gold standard for cervical screening. This study also suggests that every woman above the age 30 years should undergo screening programs for cervical cancers. So Morbidity and Mortality due to cervical cancers can be prevented by early identification of cervical cancer by doing screening at regular intervals.

Keywords: Pap smear screening, Ascus.

How to cite : Karra V, Ramulu P S, Sudhakar B, Cervical pap smear study and its utility in cervical cancer detection and prevention. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2021;8(4):470-475

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