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Atypia Pap Smear
Is hysterectomy the best solution if someone aged 44 finds a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia in the pap smear report?
Hvp associated changes not seen. There is no significant atypia or evidence of cervical intraepithelial lesion - pap smear test?
Pap smear normal: Congratulations, this is a normal test results. Best wishes. ...Read more
There is no significant atypia or evidence of cervical intraepithelial lesion - pap smear test. What does this mean?
No atypia: No significant atypia or evidence of cervical intraepithelial lesion means benign. ...Read more
It depends: The management of an abnormal pap smear depends on whether the pap smear shows atypical cells, dysplasia or cancer. It also depends on hpv testing that is usually done with pap smears. If the pap shows atypia but is hpv negative, it can be repeated in a year. If the pap shows dysplasia or high risk hpv positive, a colposcopy is recommended, where the cervix is examined with magnification. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap smear results came back as inflamed ascus- dr says it's inflamed normal cells. Hpv is negative. Had this happen again in 2012. What does it mean?
Probably normal: A SCUS stands for atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance. That means the cells look funny. If the HPV is negative and it remains negative this is just an outlier under the microscope. If the HPV is positive you will need a biopsy. If The atypia persist you also will get a biopsy even if the HPV is negative. So at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you havso at this point the HPV test is the most important predictor of whether you have human papilloma virus infection ...Read more
Sometimes it does: Vaginal yeast infections differ in severity, such as mild, moderate, etc..., and so they cause different amounts of inflammation on the surfaces of the cervix and vagina. Sometimes there is enough inflammation to make a pap smear harder to read. In those cases, after treating the yeast infection, a doctor may choose to repeat a pap smear at some time, depending on the cervical cancer risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the microscope for cancer or precancer ("dysplasia"; "intraepithelial lesion"). This enables detection of the vast majority of cervical cancers -- once the greatest cancer killer of young women -- while still easy to cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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