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A 29-year-old female asked:

Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. atypical endocervical cells seen.on my pap smear result.am i at risk to cervical cancer?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
HPV test?: Unfortunately, anyone who has had genital contact is at risk for cervical cancer because the human papilloma virus is so widespread. Usually when we find atypical cells on a pap smear, we reflexively test for hpv. If it is positive, then you do have a small risk for dysplasia or precancer, but if it is negative, you have almost no risk. If your hpv test is (+), you will need follow up.
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