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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Check with doctor: Not having the results is neither good nor bad. Please call your doctor to find the result of biopsy and follow her/his advice for follow up and care.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No tumor: The information you provided means that there is no need for any concern. Your tissues were normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegeta ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colposcopy ?'s: When "HPV effect" (human papilloma virus) is noted on cervical biopsy, your physician should order HPV typing, as several strains of the virus are kno ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
1-2 weeks: Pap smear results should be back after 1-2 weeks, and may take another 1-2 weeks for the doctor to find time (in between seeing other patients) to rev ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pathology interpreta: Was a cervical conization, endocervical curettage or endometrial biopsy ever performed? On the final hysterectomy pathology, no CIN or frank cervical ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
At least PAP, may: Require bone biopsy later. From the information you provided, you have residual abnormal cells in the cervix and at a minimum you need to monitor the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duhon
34 years experience Sleep Medicine
Normal: This is a normal result. In Pathology-speak, it means that there is no sign of cancer or other disease of the cervix.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
26 years experience 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
28 years experience 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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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience Family Medicine
It is normal : We may think at the Time we are doing the biopsy that we didn't obtain enough tissue, however if the pathology report says it's normal then they were ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Cevical Dysplasia: It means abnormal biopsy result and there is cervical dysplasia also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia caused by hpv virus it is a premalign ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Whitted
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical cancer: A pap trst is reliable for cervical cancer. Occasionally it mat detect cells from the endometrium that can suggest the possibility of uterine cancer b ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your GYN can help: There is nothing to worry about. You may need a short course of antibiotics in case there is vaginal infection(ask your gynecologist about it. But the ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Second opinion: Bronchial brushing cytopathology and bronchoscopic biopsies are different and complementary techniques, so if one is negative the other can still be p ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No cancer: Some of the cells are abnormal but no cancer. Please follow you doctor's instructions for repeating PAP smears. For good health - Have a diet rich in ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal, no HPV: If I correctly understand the abbreviations, your doctor ordered a pap smear for which HPV testing was to be done if the smear was abnormal. Your pap ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Shape/Size Mostly: CT shows nodal shape, size and if it is has fat (a good thing). Most nodes are oval or kidney shaped. If they are round and big, they may be involved ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious : You have cancer until proved otherwise. I hope you do not. If you do, I hope you caught it awhile it is curable. You must follow up
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Colposcopy: It means what it says. No dysplasia or malignancy.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
More info needed: We don't use it. It is heavily promoted by the company, but not well validated. Theoretically, different genes are expressed by the malignant nodules, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor Speak: There is nothing scary in those results. "Benign endocervical tissue" means there is normal, non-cancerous tissue from the endocervix. "Cervical Sq ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: A number of different adenoCa's can spread to liver. Colonoscopy followed by PET/CAT may be needed to determine origin of the metastatic lesion. Once ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It depends.: Usually, head and neck cancer presents by age 50. This is a rare finding and the node is rock-hard and painless. It would probably be unable to yiel ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can: Metaplasia is reversible by definition. However it is more likely that the scant sample on biopsy was insufficient for a definitive diagnosis.

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