Association of speculum lubrication with pain and Papanicolaou test accuracy.

  title={Association of speculum lubrication with pain and Papanicolaou test accuracy.},
  author={Dilek Uygur and Tolga Guler and Eyup Yayci and Tijen Ataçağ and Cem Çomunoğlu and Gamze Mocan Kuzey},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  volume={25 6},
PURPOSE To determine the effects of lubrication of the vaginal speculum before insertion during a Papanicolaou test on perceived pain and quality of the cytology specimen. METHODS Four hundred eligible women participating in cervical cancer screening and an early detection program were randomized with respect to lubricant gel use before speculum insertion. Perceived pain during speculum insertion and cytology results were assessed in study groups. RESULTS The mean age of the patients was 45… CONTINUE READING
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