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Endometrial cells on pap means cancer?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis answered

Specializes in Pathology

Endometrial cells can be 'normal' in a pap test depending upon the age of the patient and the time of the menstrual cycle in which the test was performed. If a pap is collected in a premenopausal woman within 10 days of the onset of bleeding / menses, then the endometrial cells are most likely part of uterine shedding. In postmenopausal women, a finding of endometrial cells needs explanation.

Answered Jan 22, 2020



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