A 35-year-old member asked:
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pap smear noted few koilocytes in my pap smear, what does it mean?

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Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. However, mimics of koilocytic change can be caused by a variety of other entities. Further testing could be performed to clarify the significance of those cells if your ob-gyn feels it is warranted.
Answered on Sep 1, 2013
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Suggest viral: Infection. Koilocytes are one of the effects of hpv infection. You may wish to discuss a test for hpv, with your doctor.
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Does not add up: What you provided is not a usual PAP smear result. It would be useful to talk to the pathologist who signed out the pap smear.

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