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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Good advice: The advice you had is exactly what most experts recommend. LSIL (low grade squamous epithelial lesion) has almost no chance of progressing to cancer, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: checked with a microscope in the doctor's office (colposcope) and possible biopsies. If smoker, stop, if have not received HPV vaccine, you should.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the micr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
40 years experience in Gynecology
A cancer screen: A pap smear is a screening test used to detect cervical cancer and precancer.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fibroids: Fibroids shouldn't cause abnormal pap smears.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Generally no.: Endometrial cells can be 'normal' in a pap test depending upon the age of the patient and the time of the menstrual cycle in which the test was perfor ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the prese ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Of the cervix: That is the purpose of a pap.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Further evaluation: consider further evaluation, possibly a LEEP procedure. At a minimum, repeat pap in 6 -12 months with HPV testing.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal : This is the standard way that a normal pap smear is reported. It tells you that there are enough cells collected to evaluate the specimen and that the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause tha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Pap: not normal so discuss with your Dr.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Its purpose is to detect cancer cells(cytological examination).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pathologist speak: This simply means that when the pathologist reviewed your pap smear it contained either normal cells from the inside of the cervical opening or cells ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For goo ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
28 years experience in Pathology
Maybe benign and overcall: It is possible that the cells are reactive and they were over called as worrisome for cancer but in fact are completely normal this would explain the ... Read More
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