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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?

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

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 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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Can a gynecologist tell you an abnormal pap smear is cancer right away without further tests?

Can a gynecologist tell you an abnormal pap smear is cancer right away without further tests?

No: A pap smear need to be examined under a microscope by a person trained in such examination. Pap smear is a screening test and diagnosis of cancer usually requires biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of abnormality, it may just require retesting sooner than the usual 1-3 years. Hpv testing may be warranted. If abnormality is high grade, it may require colposcopic examination and biopsy. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a abnormal pap smear, now what?

What to do if I had a abnormal pap smear, now what?

Depends: It depends on the result, I need more information. Followup is ciritical, so be sure to go back for repeat or further testing as advised by your doctor. You can got to the ASCCP website for the most current guidelines on pap screening. ...Read more

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What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

More vigilance: Depending on the severity of the abnormality it may require as little as continuing annual paps; colposcopic examination, may be a biopsy, and in very severe cases removal of a cone of the cervix. ...Read more

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I have had an abnormal pap smear what does that mean?

I have had an abnormal pap smear what does that 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 do you advise if i had a abnormal pap smear, now what?

Depends: not all abnormal PAPs are the same. You should be given specific instructions by your GYN provider - regarding what the next step in your care should be. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear results. How soon do I return?

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

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