A female asked:
I had a Pap smear and the results say 2+ epithelial cells and 4 + gram positive bacilli. What does that mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Berryman answered
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap results: Epithelial cells are normal exterior cells which line the upper vagina. Most pap reports deal with "squamous cells" which occasionally have abnormal cell appearances. The "4 + gram positive bacilli" notation refers to bacterial growth from a certain type of bacteria. If you are having a discharge or odor, ask your gyn provider to get a culture to make sure treatment is not necessary.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
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