A 23-year-old female asked:
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results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. endocervical component are present. what does this mean?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Slight abnormality: I am sure your gynecologist can help you address your concerns. Metaplastic cells are slightly abnormal but they are not cancerous. So you do not need to worry. Yet you need to continue to have regular pap smear testing as advised by your gynecologist and follow up on this abnormality which is likely to resolve with time.
Answered on Feb 12, 2020
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