A 29-year-old member asked:
what is an abnormal pap smear?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
34 years experience 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 with further testing and or treatments.
Answered on Oct 21, 2016
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
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