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Atypical Endometrial Cells On Pap Smear
Not normal: Generally it is considered abnormal when that happens - it should be investigated. ...Read more
I am 45 years old and just has my pap smear as well as an ultrasound last week. Pap and ultra were normal but it came back with endometrial cells.
Endometrial cells: I wonder if you mean "endocervical" cells, as those are what we want to see when you have a pap to indicate that there is an adequate sample to rule out issues. Are you sure about them being "endometrial"? ...Read more
My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells? What does this mean? My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.
It's a precaution: Endometrial cells come from your uterus. In women your age, about 12% show normal endometrial cells on their pap smear. Usually they are just normal cells that have "shed" into your pap smear. But about 1 in 10 times they can signal something abnormal is happening in your uterus, possibly cancer. It's recommended that any woman with these cells on a pap smear has further testing, just to be sure. ...Read more
What are the chances of a normal female to have endometrial cancer? Would abnormal cells be present in a Pap smear if I do have endometrial cancer?
Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.
Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for pap smear management. If you have irregular or heavy bleeding, doctor will want to rule out pre-cancer as cause, hence, biopsy of uterine lining. No harm in biopsy. Your doctor knows you best, so be sure to ask him/her why they have concerns for biops. ...Read more
Hi! I'm 37 and had a Pap smear on day 17 of my cycle and the result showed endometrial cells present. I have had cysts on my ovaries and heavy menses.
Normal: At your age, it's normal to find endometrial cells on the PAP, depending on when in your cycle it was done. ...Read more
I have adenomyosis with heavy bleeding w/clots that soak through my clothes. Pap smear had endometrial cells. Could this be a sign of cancer?
It is normal, howeve:
Exfoliated endometrial cells are commonly seen in specimens, obtained during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. However, endometrial cells have been considered a potential harbinger of endometrial adenocarcinoma when seen in cervical/vaginal cytology preparations of postmenopausal woman.
In a woman 40 years old or older endometrial cells should be reported and follow up need. ...Read more
If I had any cervical/endometrial polyps would they have been easily noticed during my routine Pap smear recently?
Cervical polyps may be visible but endometrial polyps would not be. Even cervical polyps would not be obvious if the lesion is in the canal and not projecting outside.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Does it matter in what order you schedule an endometrial biopsy, a pap smear and an ultrasound for postmenoposal bleeding - or timing between them?
Are uterine cancer, endometrial / ovarian cancer, and uterine fibroids/other abnormalities detected through pap smear other than cervical cancer?
No.: Pap smears sample cervical cells only.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mid cycle bleeding all test including endometrial biopsy pap smear pelvic ultrasound harmones normal I'm obese 36 age kids 14, 8 c section?
Should a person have a follow-up Pap smear immediately after atypical cells are found, or should they wait 6 months?
REPEAT PAP: MAY NEED MICROSCOPIC EXAM OF THE CERVIX; FOLLOW UP CLOSELY WITH GYN ...Read more
My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?
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
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.: It's 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
Got pap smear done and it came back as "HPV Negative' However some atypical cells were found. What are atypical cells? What causes them? Is it cancer?
Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?
Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?
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
Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.
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
Will atypical squamous cells (ASCUS) due to chlamydia show up in a Pap smear after only 3 days after sex? Are those cells visible immediately?
Whoa: ASCUS may be due to HPV, inflammation, or an overcall by a concerned technologist. No one knows how fast they can pop up. There's a protocol for following them up. I'd be surprised if they could develop 3 days after meeting the chlamydia. Treat the infection and repeat the test. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 more
A number of things: Atypical cells of undetermined significance (ascus) can represent a precancerous condition or may be associated with a variety of benign entities. The diagnosis must be interpreted in relation to other factors, such as the results of hpv testing, if performed. As such, the diagnosis of ascus "pigeon-holes" you into a defined follow up schedule that should be adhered to. ...Read more