By Shari SimsThere's a new, more sensitive way to screen for cervical cancer — yet only 15 percent of doctors are using it. Why the Pap may no longer be enough.
Suppose there were a screening test for cervical cancer that could detect potential dangers with far more sensitivity than the Pap. A test so reliable that when it was done with the Pap, you could trust the results nearly 100 percent. Sounds like all women would be getting it, right? Well...there is such a screen — the HPV test. It's been...
You prefer to wait and see if your
symptoms get better on their own. If you are a teen, you can expect your cycles
to even out with time. If you are nearing the age of
menopause, you can expect menstrual cycles to stop
Talk to your doctor if you have not had a menstrual
period for more than 3 months. He or she may give you medicine to start your
menstrual period, so your
uterine lining doesn't become too thick.
Who To See
Health professionals who can do an initial evaluation of a
vaginal bleeding problem include: