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Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

No: There are multiple grades and types of abnormalities detected on pap. You should discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

What do abnormal pap test results mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Preventing Cancer: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap results mean?

What do abnormal pap results mean?

Precancerous cells: Abnormal pap results usually indicate precancerous cells caused by hpv virus. Your doctor will make a personal recommendation for you based on how severe the abnormality is. More testing may be necessary to determine if you need a procedure done to remove the abnormal cells and decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer. Please ask your physician to explain your results to you. ...Read more

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Pap smear results. Epithelial cell abnormality, asc-us, endocervical home component present. Partially obscuring inflammation. Normal?

No: ASCUS stands for "atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance." You should follow-up with your OB/GYN for appropriate follow-up as your past history will be needed for proper management. ...Read more

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Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.

Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.

Maybe benign and overcall: It is possible that the cells are reactive and they were over called as worrisome for cancer but in fact are completely normal this would explain the findings. You should have me look at the pap smear i will give you the right answer. ...Read more

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What do abnormal cells in mole biopsy indicate?

What do abnormal cells in mole biopsy indicate?

How abnormal?: There is a range of abnormalities. The abnormality may be due to physical irritation, inflammation; dysplasia is also abnormal but removal of the lesion should take care of that. At the extreme, the abnormality may be due to cancerous cells. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read more

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Could pregnancy give abnormal smear results?

Could pregnancy give abnormal smear results?

Not really: Most abnormal pap smears are caused by the hpv virus. Pregnancy changes the way the cells appear but the pathologist analyzing the pap results are aware and account for this. ...Read more

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Biopsy results -hpv cin3 what does that mean?

Biopsy results -hpv cin3 what does that mean?

Cevical Dysplasia: It means abnormal biopsy result and there is cervical dysplasia also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia caused by hpv virus it is a premalignant transformation and abnormal growth of squamous cells on the cervix.Most cases are stable and clear itself by hosts immune system.But small percentage progress to cause cevical cancer.Cin3 needs treatment to destroy the neoplastic cervical cells. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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Pap results indicate "Rare metaplastic cells identified" What is the significance of this?

Pap results indicate "Rare metaplastic cells identified"  What is the significance of this?

Not much: Unless otherwise noted, these are benign cells in the endocervix that have undergone a change that's often related to HPV but is of no great consequence. Continue following the recommended protocols. If there are other abnormalities on the smear, get them addressed. ...Read more

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My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?

My pap smear and my results were  endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of  undetermined significance?

Follow up needed: You should discuss follow up with your doctor. Typically a colposcopy is recommended to look closer at your cervix. ...Read more

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If pap smear test suggestive of lsil does it reqd biopsy before fibroid removal?

If pap smear test suggestive of lsil does it reqd biopsy before fibroid removal?

Colposcopy: If you had an abnormal pap smear then the next step is an examination under a microscope called a colposcopy. This will evaluate the extent of the problem and will guide the next steps in management. Abnormal pap smears may indicate HPV changes or precancerous cells of the cervix. This is not related to uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Grandpa has abnormal CBC results?

Grandpa has abnormal CBC results?

See your doctor.: CBC results are used to help aiding in many different diagnosis, ranging from anemias, infections (viral, parasite, bacteria), platelet disorders, blood loss, etc... The patient should see a doctor to analyze what the abnormal results are and what further treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Pap smear came back with abnormal cells. What does this indicate?

Common: That is relatively common, we would need to know how abnormal. Some could be due to inflammation, some to hpv involvement, and others to tumors. ...Read more