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Needs further eval: I assume this means that the doctor doing the pap smear saw a lesion on the cervix during the pelvic exam. Such a lesion could be a cancer, a benign polyp, a wart, a prolapsed fibroid, or another condition. The pap smear may give some clues to the diagnosis, but most often another special exam called a colposcopy with a specific biopsy of the lesion will be needed to make sure it is not cancer. ...Read more
Your gyn should have: Explained that to you so that you understand it, that is the standard of care, so please ask your gyn, and i assume you have a followup colposcopy scheduled, high grade lesion is either cin 2 or 3 or hopefully not cancer in situ , please see your gyn to discuss exactly what you have and what is supposed to be done and u can easily read online about this. ...Read more
Polyp or cyst: It's common for women to have nabothian cysts in or on the cervix. These are benign lesions that are part of the cervix's normal functioning. Sometimes women have a polyp, which is like a skin tag (sort of) on your cervix. Almost always benign as well, but need to be removed to make sure. Sometimes hpv can cause lesions to the cervix, these need to be evaluated for possible pre-cancer cells. ...Read more
They took a biopsy of a lesion on my cervix. Had to put some kind of brownish glue stuff on it to stop the bleeding. How long should I hurt afterward?
What to do if I have low cell count on my cervix. (low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion). I'm 22, I do smoke. Help me?
Usually biopsy: When a pap interpretation of lsil is given, it is most often followed by a cervical biopsy and colposcopy (inspection with magnifying glass). If the look and biopsy confirm lsil and no high grade lesion, then this may be all you need. If biopsy or coloposcopy is concerning for high grade sil, then a bigger excision (cone/leep) may be needed. Talk with your doc / provider to learn what is best. ...Read more