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Women's Health in Andover, MA

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Dr. Millar and her team offer same day appointments for all your GYN needs. From: vaginal infections, STD checks, birth control, regular pap smears, and pelvic and vaginal ultrasounds and much more. Come see why Dr. Millar's concierge approach has made her a primere GYN for 35 plus years. Call her office at 781-933-9993.

BIRTH CONTROL

  • Oral Contraceptive Pills

    Pills taken orally per day.

  • Depo Provera

    Inramuscluar injection given once every three months.

  • Nuva Ring

    Vaginal ring inserted for 3 weeks and then removed 1 week.

  • Nexplanon

    Estrogen-free implant placed in your upper arm. 99% effective for up to 3 years.

  • Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
  • Kyleena

    Kyleena is an estrogen free IUD with a lower dose of active hormone than Mirena. It is typically recommended for women who have not yet had children. It is over 99% effective for up to 5 years.

  • Mirena

    Mirena is an estrogen free IUD placed into the uterus and is over 99% effective for up to 5 years.

  • Paragard

    Paragard is a hormone free IUD effective for up to 10 years.

  • Tubal Occlusion Essure

    Essure is a permanent non-surgical option for birth control that is performed in the office. Ensure will get you same results as a tubal ligation but without the need for any surgery or downtime.

PAP SMEAR

The Importance of Pap Smears in Women's Health

Regular health check-ups and screenings are essential for maintaining overall well-being, and when it comes to women's health, Pap smears are a crucial component of preventive care. A Pap smear, also known as a Pap test or cervical cytology, is a simple yet highly effective screening tool used by gynecologists to detect and prevent cervical cancer. In this informational post, we will discuss the need and importance of Pap smears in women's healthcare.

What is a Pap Smear?

A Pap smear involves the collection of cells from the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. These cells are then examined under a microscope to identify any abnormalities or changes that could indicate the presence of cervical cancer or precancerous conditions.

The Need for Pap Smears:

  • Cervical Cancer Prevention:Pap smears are primarily designed to detect cervical cancer at an early, highly treatable stage. Cervical cancer is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a common sexually transmitted infection. Regular Pap smears can identify precancerous changes in the cervix, allowing for early intervention and prevention of cancer development.
  • High Success Rate:Pap smears have a high success rate in detecting abnormalities. When detected early, cervical cancer has a significantly better prognosis and can often be completely cured.
  • Screening for HPV:Pap smears can also be used to identify the presence of high-risk HPV strains, which are strongly associated with cervical cancer.
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