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How long does it take to get pap smear results

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimal: A reading of inadequate cells means that there was not enough cells on the specimen to meet the criteria of the lab. It doesn't mean there was anythi... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe/not: There are at least 7 strains of HPV associated with cervical cancer but your testing found you did not carry the big 3. Having a poor specimen means t... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
The description of the results of your cytology (pap smear) is a reference that confirms that adequate tissue has been retrieved, and the cells are be... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
None of what you described is a cause for concern. Do follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. Wish you good health!
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Premarin cream: Premarin cream will create a blood level of estrogen depending on amount of use, but will not contribute to sloughing of cervical external cells. A p... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Exam for throat canc: Sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis. You can be screened by a board certified ENT with an in office fiber optic scope to rule out any throat dis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Virtual visit: Consider scheduling a virtual visit where you can share your pap results one on one with an Obgyn. They will be happy to explain your results
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Consult your doctor: If the pap test is negative, then that means "normal". If your results use any of the following terminology...Atypical, low grade, high grade, hpv...... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Nothing significant: These are normal cells. So you do not have any indication of abnormal cells like cancer or pre-cancer to worry about.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly: If there is a lot in the vagina. Also the infection can affect the pap smear as inflammation can affect the cells make them look abnormal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Better to delay: Using the current methods for pap preparation, most of the debris is removed, however, it would be preferable to delay the pap while there is active b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
WHAT DID YOUR DOC SA: Say ! did you ask your doc , it depends how abnormal the pap was , please call your doc.