Smear Tests (Cervical Screening)
Cervical screening or pap smear tests are vital for female patients and should be carried out on a regular basis. Typically, patients should undergo a smear test every three years between the ages of 25-50 and every five years following the age of 50.
A smear test identifies any abnormal cells which may be present within the cervix and enables your doctor to carry out further testing, if it’s required. In some cases, the presence of abnormal cells can indicate that cancer is present but abnormal cells can also highlight an increased risk of cancer, which means action can be taken before cancer develops.
As cervical cancer may not cause symptoms to appear until it is fairly advanced, cervical screening is vital to an early diagnosis and ensures patients are able to access treatment if it is necessary. Often, early diagnosis means pre-cancerous or cancerous cells can be removed quickly and the need for additional treatment is reduced.
- MB BS (LOND), BSc (Hons), nMRCGP (UK), DRCOG (UK) GMC License no. 6164162Family Medicine Consultant
An accomplished family doctor and an alumna of University College London and Glasgow University, Dr Kiran Bindra is the first port of call for all medical concerns. Beyond general medicine, she has specific knowledge in the fields of dermatology and psychiatry....SpecialitiesCV & Publications
March 2017 – Present
Jumeirah English Speaking Schools, Dubai
September 2013 – October 2015
Southern Glasgow, Scotland
August 2009 – August 2013
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Membership of Learned Bodies
Royal College of General Practitioners
Grants & Prizes
BSc Clinical Medicine – Cardiovascular Studies
Jan 2010 ‘Nontraumatic Isolated Acute Thumb Ischemia’ Tayyem R, Bindra K. Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume 2010 Jan;35(1): 75-6.
Jun 2008 ‘Heterochromic fundi in Diabetes’ Bindra K, Ghosh S, Krishnapriya R, et al. A Journal of the American Diabetes Association: Diabetes- Abstract Book. 68th Scientific Sessions, Friday, June 6 – Tuesday June 10 2008
Dec 2006 ‘Abnormal Haemoglobin Levels in Acute Coronary Syndromes. Bindra K, Berry C, Rogers J, N. Stewart, M. Watts, J. Christie, S.M. Cobbe and H. Eteiba. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 2006 Dec; 99(12):851-62.’
Mar 2006 ‘Haemoglobin Levels in Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Hospital Cohort Study. Bindra K, Berry C, Rogers J, N. Stewart, M. Watts, J. Christie, S.M. Cobbe and H. Eteiba. Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention.’