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Cervical Smear Test Side Effects
Check for cancer: A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer. First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If you have had 3 consecutive normal smears and never had an abnormal smear, you will not need a new smear for 3 years anexam yearly may still be useful, however. ...Read more
Pap smear test result is Mild Inflammtory cervical smear . I want to know what does it's mean . Pls reply to me ..
If i had a cervical smear test and i had cervical cancer would the actual smear result written to me say a finding of cancer? Or something else.
Yes if diagnostic: First of all, the sample must be adequate. Sometimes there are not enough cells or there is a lot of obscuring blood and debris and a definitive diagnosis is impossible. If adequate, the diagnosis could be benign (examples: normal, non-neoplastic, inflammatory) or malignant (ex: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, etc.). Also possible: atypical/premalignant (ex: atypical squamous cells). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what the significance is of spindle cells being found in a cervical smear test? I have had colposcopy and biopsy, awaiting results.
Variable.: If the final interpretation is negative for malignant cells, you are ok! as highlighted in one of the replies 'spindle' cells just reflect the shape of cells, which may be benign or malignant (and may be epithelial or stromal from deeper tissue). If malignant, usually it is keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma with 'fiber' cells. Other malignant causes are very rare (e.g. Sarcomas, melanoma, mmt ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer