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What does it mean to have a negative cervical biopsy but abnormal pap smear?

What does it mean to have a negative cervical biopsy but abnormal pap smear?

Biopsy is the final : A cervix biopsy is more reliabe than a pap smear. So a negative biopsy means that there is no cancer seen from where the biopsy was taken. Your doctor can make it clear if you ask him/her. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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My doctor says he needs to do a biopsy due to abnormal pap smear. Will it hurt?

My doctor says he needs to do a biopsy due to abnormal pap smear. Will it hurt?

Briefly.: A pap smear only shows individual cervical cells. In order to know if someone has mild, mod, or severe dysplasia, a biopsy needs to be done to see how far the abnormal cells go below the surface. Cervical biopsies are usually tiny samples (3mm) that are quickly taken from the cervix with a special instrument. Most women state that they feel a "pinch" but the pain lasts for only a few seconds. ...Read more

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I had pcos.3 months back I had abnormal pap smear result so got cone biopsy done.it was 3rd stage.?

I had pcos.3 months back I had abnormal pap smear result so got cone biopsy done.it was 3rd stage.?

CIN 3?: Sounds like you had a CIN 3 abnormality or high grade abnormality. Due to the risk of progression to cervical cancer, a cone biopsy was done in attempt to remove the abnormal cells. Be sure to have appropriate followup with your doctor to ensure your paps are now normal ...Read more

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Had an abnormal pap smear my doctor wants to do a biopsy on my cell in my cervix what does that mean?

Had an abnormal pap smear my doctor wants to do a biopsy on my cell in my cervix what does that mean?

Cervical biopsy: The cervix is at the base of the uterus. The doctor would remove a small piece of tissue so that it can be examined. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal pap smear and i had to go for a biopsy this morning. The doctor saw white spots on my cervix. Does this mean i have cancer? Im 25

I had an abnormal pap smear and i had to go for a biopsy this morning. The doctor saw white spots on my cervix. Does this mean i have cancer? Im 25

Don't know: I don't know since the biopsy results are not in yet. White spots on the cervix at colposcopy can also be due to non "cancerous CIN( Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia/Dysplasia). Await the results and talk to your MD about them. ...Read more

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What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken seriously and the obgyn should be contacted immediately. ...Read more

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What happens when you have an abnormal pap smear?

Colposcopy.: If your pap smear is abnormal, you are scheduled for colposcopy to see where the abnormal lesion is on your cervix. Acetic acid is added and the lesion shows up as a white patch. Then a procedure like cone or leep biopsy is done and this is examined by a pathologist, who evaluates the lesion. Depending on the result, the next step is determined by you and you doctor. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the reasons for an abnormal pap smear?

Need expert help here. What are the reasons for an abnormal pap smear?

HPV infection: Infection with the sexually transmitted virus, hpv, is the commonest cause. Other issues are smoking, other sexually transmitted infections, hormonal imbalance and genetic susceptibility. Visit this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/pap/. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear results. How soon do I return?

WHAT DID YOUR DOC SA: Say ! did you ask your doc , it depends how abnormal the pap was , please call your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more