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A 45-year-old female asked:

How can you get a negative pap smear result if you also get the following notes? cytologic dx no evident dysplasia/malignancy. comment: satisfactory for interpretation. 10 or more endocervical &/or squamous metaplastic cells present?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
The description of the results of your cytology (pap smear) is a reference that confirms that adequate tissue has been retrieved, and the cells are benign. The stated results are consistent with "normal".
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
None of what you described is a cause for concern. Do follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. Wish you good health!

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