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A female asked:

Pap/ hpv reflex to hpv16/18 with ct/cg show endocervical , glandular or metaplastic cells/ or parabasal cells present. is this simply inflammation?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 42 years experience
Not clear: I'm not clear on your question. If your pap smear identified hpv types 16 and 18, then you are infected with these "high risk" subtypes of human papilloma virus. This poses a risk for cervical cancer; it doesn't mean you have cancer, but you should be evaluated and treated to prevent progression to cancer. Have you been vaccinated against hpv? It seems as if you should be. See your ob/gyn.

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