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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
A sampling of your: Cervix shows cells that are not totally normal. There are different levels of abnormal cells, and depending on such findings, your doctor will proceed ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be serious: Need to be what is description of the abnormal, may need repap at intervals, or magnification viewing with a colposcope, and possible biopsy of the ce ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually HPV: A vaginal infection can sometimes be the cause of an abnormal pap smear. A cervical infection can as well (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The most common ca ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Fibroids: Fibroids shouldn't cause abnormal pap smears.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Inflammatory changes are normal on a PAP smear. Hemorrhagic just means there was some blood in the sample and is not worriesome.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Of the cervix: That is the purpose of a pap.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal....: Cells can be seen on a pap if inflammation is present. Chlamydia will cause inflammation, so yes, in a sense. There are lots of different kinds of abn ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Several things can make a pap smear abnormal including cancer, pre-cancer, infections, or even a false positive result. If yours is abnormal you'll p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervi ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal Pap: Management algorithms for abnormal paps depend upon your age, high risk hpv being positive or negative, and the reading of the pap (ascus, hsil, lsil, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, pap smears ideally are collected when menstruation is not occuring.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for close : Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore it is prudent that you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
55 years experience Pathology
Extent of PID: You can have possibly some purulent discharge coming out of your cervical canal suggestive of pid which can be seen during speculum exam while obtaini ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Not at all. Minor infections are common here.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Al ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry: Your doctor has bot the procedures and the answers so listen to him/her and move along in your treatment
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. H ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
In situ Ca: Pap smears define the presence of cells that have been curetted or shed from the cervix. The test which is about 60% accurate defines early malignanc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Common: That is relatively common, we would need to know how abnormal. Some could be due to inflammation, some to hpv involvement, and others to tumors.

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