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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. 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


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Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Yes: Normal=Negative for abnormal cells. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Need for close : Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore it is prudent that you follow your doctor's directions in getting regular pap smears. ...Read more

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Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Normal: Inflammatory changes are normal on a PAP smear. Hemorrhagic just means there was some blood in the sample and is not worriesome. ...Read more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

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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Does chlamydia cause abnormal cells in a pap smear test?

Does chlamydia cause abnormal cells in a pap smear test?

Abnormal....: Cells can be seen on a pap if inflammation is present. Chlamydia will cause inflammation, so yes, in a sense. There are lots of different kinds of abnormal paps so if you were told that you have an abnormal pap and need a procedure to figure out why, you should get that done. Do not assume it was from chlamydia. Also don't assume that you have chlamydia because your pap is abnormal. Good luck! ...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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What is an abnormal pap smear?

Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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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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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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Do normal pap smears show tubal ligations?

No...: The pap smear is a test designed to detect cervical cancer and cervical cancer precursors (premalignant cells). The pap test can also be used to diagnose certain infections such as herpes, bacterial vaginitis, trichomonas, and yeast infections. The pap test does not assess the patency (open versus closed) status of fallopian tubes. ...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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Is an abnormal pap test serious?

Is an abnormal pap test serious?

Yes indeed: Before pap smears, about 30, 000 women in the us died of cancer of the cervix each year. If you do not want to be one of them (and it is a gruesome way to die), get appropriate follow-up. ...Read more

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I had two abnormal pap smear, what does that mean and what could be the cause of my test being abnormal?

"Abnormal" pap: The pap smear's "abnormal" status could be everything form a cervical infection from the human papilloma virus(HPV) to actual cervical cancer. Your MD needs to look at the area with a microscope on wheels (Colposcope) and take tissue samples to be certain as to what the cause is or not. ...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