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Atypical Pap Smear Results
My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?
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
Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.
Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did pap smear 5 weeks ago and still no result. They said another week. Could something be wrong. Why is it taking so long?
Outside lab: Many pap smears are sent out to large lab services rather than local pathologists for myriad reasons and this can result in the perceived delay you are asking about. ...Read more
Ask the person: Who did the pap that person shoudl have told u when to expect the results by depends if there is anything wrong where u live and what lab it went to in my area 1- 10 days usually. ...Read more
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