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Atypical Glandular Cells On Pap Smear Causes
REPEAT PAP: MAY NEED MICROSCOPIC EXAM OF THE CERVIX; FOLLOW UP CLOSELY WITH GYN ...Read more
Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.
Is hysterectomy the best solution if someone aged 44 finds a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia in the pap smear report?
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
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?
Should a person have a follow-up Pap smear immediately after atypical cells are found, or should they wait 6 months?
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
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
If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?
Pap smear says atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. No trichomonas seen, scanty polymorph nuclear cells, gram positive bacilli. Mean?
Can sex cause my pap smear test results of cells to come back low grade, not normal. Will having sex make it worse or does it have to affect on cells.
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
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
Which HPV strain does not cause abnormal cells? I was told I have HPV but don't have abnormal cells and I had a regular pap smear. Called me 2 times
Asking a gynecologist: when you go in for a Pap smear, do they ever check for nicotine in your cells when they send it to a lab, cause I read they did not. I am a light smoker only 14 cigs/ wk and two days out of the week I don't smoke at all?
Just tell the doctor: No. Medical care resources are limited and expensive. Every patient can just tell her doctor if she is smoking, how much she is smoking, and which methods she is using to try to quit smoking. Usually, primary care doctors and their staff will ask about smoking. Thus, there is no reason in normal situations to spend time and precious resources doing tests for something the patient can just say. ...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
Pap smear squamous cells lsil. Biopsy shows inflammation. Doc gave flagyl but couldn't say what caused it or why it showed squamous cells. Any expl?
LSIL: There's often non-specific inflammation in a young woman, and if there's no specific organism and no symptoms, it's not really a reason to worry. I'm much more concerned that you follow up with the LSIL which is the first stage to getting cancer, so that we can be sure it doesn't get out of control. I'm glad you're getting checked and wish you the best. ...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
Of the cervix: That is the purpose of a pap. ...Read more
Not normal: Generally it is considered abnormal when that happens - it should be investigated. ...Read more
In situ Ca: Pap smears define the presence of cells that have been curetted or shed from the cervix. The test which is about 60% accurate defines early malignancy where there is no cervical bleeding or lesion seen on colposcopy. Abnormal cells require biopsy to see if in situ cervix ca is developing. ...Read more
Normal: Metaplastic cells are completely normal findings on a pap test. What we are looking for is "dysplastic" or "neoplastic" cells. ...Read more