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Parakeratosis pap smear

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
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.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Screening test: A sampling of cells from the cervix to test for the cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer- it is a screening test and not usually a diagno... Read More
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Could be very.: The pap smear is a way to find cervical cancer before it becomes serious. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease and young women are at hig... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Very: As it checks to make sure you have no precancer or cancer of the cervix and you can be checked for stds and also when you have the pap a breast and p... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes and no: This is a hard question to answer given that pain perception are different for different people. Certainly a pap smear is not comfortable but should n... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Great idea!: The Pap smear test (cervical smear) looks at cells from the cervix, checking for cervical cancer and for precancerous changes on the cervix. The cervi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Yes: Pap smear is uncomfortable because it is not in a very comfortable area. However, there are definitely ways to decrease the discomfort. The pain is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pap: Pap smear callbacks are generated by smears that are not normal cells.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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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