Your Annual Menopausal Health Visit May Benefit From a Different Type of Pap Smear
uration index is evaluated. Once women are fully in menopause, and the vaginal walls become atrophic, thin and dry, the test can confirm that this is indeed the physiologic changes of menopause and a women may have as many as 65/100 cells as parapaasal cells, and only 5/100 superficial cells. Medical therapy, and sexual activity improve the Maturation Index results. The traditional therapy has been hormonal. Coconut oil and other soothing vaginal treatments do not fundamentally improve the tissue.