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what does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up.
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
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Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check endometrium as well
Sep 27, 2017
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
AGCUS: Abnormal glandular cells within a pap smear can come from the endocervical canal or from the endometrium. Likewise they can also be mistaken for squamous cells that line the outside of the cervix. Typically additional biopsies may need to be obtained to further investigate the cause of the atypical glandular cells in a pap smear, but it may depend on the specific history of the patient.
Answered on Sep 27, 2017

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