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  1. What is Ultrasound?

  2. What is a Pap Smear Test ?

  3. How is Pap smear performed ?

  4. Who should do a Pap Smear Test?

  5. Who should do health screening?


  1. What is Ultrasound?


    Ultrasound imaging is a  medical diagnostic tool which does not use ionising radiation. Is quick, reliable and non-invasive nature makes it an excellent initial investigation for a wide range of clinical referrals. Ultrasound imaging shows motion. It is like television because it shows what is happening when it is happening.

    In most ultrasound examinations, a transducer, a lightweight device which produces sound waves, is placed on the patient's skin. There are also special transducers which can be put into the vagina or rectum to image these areas of the body.


    The Ultrasound Procedure - There is no discomfort in an ultrasound examination. The patient lies comfortably on an examination table. A gel or liquid is put on the patient's skin at the body site to be imaged, such as the abdomen. This is to prevent air from getting between the transducer and the patient's skin. The transducer is moved gently across the patient's skin.
    A Safe Procedure - No harmful effects from diagnostic ultrasound have been identified

    Ultrasound Service available:

    Gallbladder, Liver, Pancreas, Kidneys, Pelvis, Obstetrics, Thyroid, Biliary Tract, Abdomen, Bladder, Breast.

    Preparation

    Please bring along your previous films if available for comparison.

     



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  2. What is a Pap Smear Test ?


    The Pap smear, also known as a Pap test, is a painless, noninvasive procedure that doctors and other specially trained healthcare providers use to screen for cancer of the cervix (the lower part of the uterus, or womb, where a baby grows).
    This procedure will :

    # collecting cells from the cervix and the vagina
    # preparing the cell sample for evaluation under a microscope
    # examining the cell sample for infections, abnormal cells that may grow into a cancerous tumor, and cancer

     



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  3. How is Pap smear performed ?


    The doctor will insert a small metal or plastic instrument called a speculum into your vagina and open it gently to see the cervix.

    A flat, blunt wooden stick called a spatula is used to lightly scrape the surface of the cervix to collect a mixture of cells and fluid which is smeared onto a glass slide.

    The speculum and spatula are then removed and the test is over.

     



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  4. Who should do a Pap Smear Test?


    A girl or woman should have a Pap smear if she:

    # has become sexually active
    # is sexually active
    # has been sexually active
    # A girl or woman who is sexually active or has been sexually active should have regular Pap smear even if she has no cancer symptoms.

    Click here for pap test detail info

     



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  5. Who should do health screening?


    Health Check should do on regularly yearly or every two years.

    Are you or any one your know are at risk from any two of the following factors?

     

    ü       aged 40 and above?

    ü       overweight or have an unhealthy BMI (Body Mass Index)?

    ü       keeping a hectic lifestyle filled with busy and long stressful days or many late nights?

    ü       suffering from poor sleeping habits or insomnia?

    ü       smoke or are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke from your smoking friends and family?

    ü       have someone suffering from chronic diseases in your family health history?

    ü       have a poor diet or unhealthy eating habits?

    ü       work in a high-risk environment that needs you to be in direct contact with chemicals or toxins that may cause cancers?

    ü       have not undergone any health screening for the past 2 years or have not done health screening before?

    ü       have not been doing exercise for a long period of time?

     

    If you or your family members say yes to two or more of the above risk factors, it's time for you to take charge of your health. Avoid future health complication before it too late.

     

     



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