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Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. Atypical endocervical cells seen. On my pap smear result. Am i at risk to cervical cancer?

Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. Atypical endocervical cells seen. On my pap smear result. Am i at risk to cervical cancer?

HPV test?: Unfortunately, anyone who has had genital contact is at risk for cervical cancer because the human papilloma virus is so widespread. Usually when we find atypical cells on a pap smear, we reflexively test for hpv. If it is positive, then you do have a small risk for dysplasia or precancer, but if it is negative, you have almost no risk. If your hpv test is (+), you will need follow up. ...Read more

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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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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 is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...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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I just did a pap smear results are clear but it says Absence of endocervical cells..could my results be inaccurate?

I just did a pap smear results are clear but it says Absence of endocervical cells..could my results be inaccurate?

Repeat Papsmear: A good Papsmear must have Endocervical cells. Therefore, it should be repeated, if there is no endocervical cells. ...Read more

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What is endocervical cells? I've done with my routine pap smear test, and this 2times of my results stated endocervical cells are present.

Endocervical cells: These cells line the innermost portion of the cervix and are normal. The endocervical canal leads to the endometrial cavity. ...Read more

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What does endocervical cells/squamous meta plastic cells are absent in a Pap smear mean?

What does endocervical cells/squamous meta plastic cells are absent in a Pap smear mean?

Otherwise: if pap is negative for abnormal cells and HPV, this is ok.
If HPV not tested, may need repeat pap to insure an adequate sampling of the transformation zone of the cervix. ...Read more

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What does Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells (endocervical component) are present on a Pap smear mean?

Not cancer: It represents growth of squamous cells, that are normally on the exposed part of cervix growing into the cervical canal and is not a serious issue. Follow your doctors advise about repeat PAP tests.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?

Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?

Slight abnormality: I am sure your gynecologist can help you address your concerns. Metaplastic cells are slightly abnormal but they are not cancerous. So you do not need to worry. Yet you need to continue to have regular pap smear testing as advised by your gynecologist and follow up on this abnormality which is likely to resolve with time. ...Read more

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My pap smear said normal, but what does this mean "Endocervical Component/Squamous Metaplastic Cells from Transformation Zone are Present."?

Good: That means that the pap smear tested the area between the ecto- and endo-cervix, the "transformation zone". This is the zone where abnormal cells tend to arise, so the fact that this pap smear captured cells from that area is perfect, that's just the area that doctor was hoping to analyze. Metaplastic cells are not cancer, and are benign, so this is a benign result. HOpe that helps! ...Read more

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I had a Pap smear and it stated possible low grade squamous epithelial lesion and mild changes to inner endocervical cells. Should I be concerned?

Abnormal pap: You may have had HPV testing done along with the Pap itself. If negative, then the risk of cancer is low, and you can repeat the Pap in a year. If you didn't have HPV testing, or if the HPV test was positive, you need more testing. Go see a GYN. Overall, though, the risk is still low, and many abnormalities resolve on their own. Bottom line, don't worry and follow up as your doc recommends. ...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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What mean of pap smear test? Superficial, intermediate squamous cell,metaplastic and endocervical cell seen. Many cell with kilocytic atypia seen.

Abnormal: Your gynecologist will go over your results and recommend the plan of care. Make sure you keep your follow up appointment and wire specific questions that you might have. ...Read more

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Pap smear reveals mainly superficial and intermediate squamous epithelial cells.few endocervical cells and marked leukocytosis with candida buds?

Pap smear reveals mainly superficial and intermediate squamous epithelial cells.few endocervical cells and marked leukocytosis with candida buds?

ABNORMAL PAP: ABNORMAL PAP, secondary to yeast infection. Follow up with your doctor for treatment. Then recheck pap at a later date ...Read more

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What is endocervical component present in Pap smear mean?

Good test: It means that there are cell samples from the inside of the cervix, which is where they're supposed to come from. So this just means the test is more likely to be accurate than if it said "endocervical component not present." ...Read more

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What does a pap smear say satisfactory but endocervical present mean?

normal: The cells on the cervix as well as the glands leading into your uterus were sampled this is usually followed by no evidence of cancer. ...Read more

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Abnormal Pap smear result- I'm 19 & results were LSIL, EPCA, MIDH, with no endocervical component identified- should I wait 6mo/year and then re-pap?

Pap smear: Pap smears are not recommended in women younger than 21 per the latest ACOG & ASCCP guidelines. I would check with your provider as to why you received a Pap smear at 19 ...Read more

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Following pap smear I need to have a colposcopic examination with biopsy and 'atypical spindle cell tumour needs to be excluded'. What is this?

Following pap smear I need to have a colposcopic examination with biopsy and 'atypical spindle cell tumour needs to be excluded'. What is this?

ASCUS: The preferred approach for evaluation of women ages 25 or older with ASC-US cytology is testing for high-risk types of HPV with triage of women who test positive to colposcopy. Use of HPV testing to triage further evaluation of ASC-US is the most effective strategy for detecting high-grade premalignant disease or cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Pap Smear done 8 months back, no atypical cells, only mild inflammatory smear. Doctor said it is normal, should the test be repeated any time soo?

No. Not needed. : Its good news if the cells where not abnormal. Some inflammatory changes are not worrisome. It is also important to know if the HPV test was done. HPV is a virus which may lead to abnormal cells in time. If not the HPV and cells were both negative, you should have nothing to worry about regarding cervical cancer. Inflammatory changes are usually self limited and may be due to hormonal factors. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?

Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?

Yes, ....: It is not uncommon to have abnormal PAP as reported without detectable HPV. Hence, follow the further advice from your current doctor since s/he knows more about you than anyone on line. ...Read more

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Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?

Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?

No, BUT: Several points. First, you need more than atypical to say it is cancer. They have to look quite abnormal and/or be growing abnormally. HOWEVER, there are reports of groups of atypical spindle cells popping up everywhere due to cancer (lymphoma). That would be cancer. Or growing really fast (cancer).
At a minimum. Watching it Really closely. ...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