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A 51-year-old female asked:

Endometrial cells on a pap mean i have uterine cancer? 51 and premenopausal hpv negative gynecologist not concerned but pac is my uterine lining was at 18mm 1/15/2019 4 days before my period. on 12/19/2018 it was at 12 mm i do have large fibroids

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely without Sx: Nl endometrial cells are found on a routine Pap in a small % of women. The following paper reports incidence of 1.4% and of those, 2.5% had abnormalities. Significant findings were associated with abnormal bleeding: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5634339/ Normal endometrial lining in premenopausal women is usually less than 11 mm, so your doctor may recommend further testing.
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