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A 64-year-old female asked:

My pap smear showed negative, but also said atrophic pattern; predominantly parabasal cells. what does that mean, low estrogen? 65 & post menopausal

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Low estrogen: What you described is consistent with atrophy of the vaginal lining due to low estrogen. It is expected in a post-menopausal woman. If you have any symptoms, discuss taking hormones, with your doctor.
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