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Endometrial Cells Pap Smear Over 40
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?
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
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
Follow advice: There is no immediate concern. You should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing. ...Read more
You need to followup: There are several categories of abnormal paps. Each category has a risk of finding a cervical precancer or (more rarely) a cancer associated with it. Your doctor may look at the cervix with a colposcope to get a magnified view of any abnormalities and may even take a small biopsy. It is important for you to contact your doctor about these abnormalities. ...Read more
If a Pap smear didn't contain cervical cells, would t say inadequate sample and make you redo it?
What does it mean to have abnormal cells on your pap smear? I was told I had dysplasia cells? Should I worry?
How do I know if Pap smear got an adequate sample? It came back normal but how do I know it got cervical cells?
Will be noted: The lab will mention if there are no endocervical cells ...Read more
I was told that my pap smear was abnormal due to inflammation on cells and I have to get a cloposcopy done. Should I worry?
Don't worry, but ask: Worry will not help anything, but you definitely do want to ask your provider to take the time to fully explain everything about the results of the pap smear and the followup testing. Don't be afraid to ask until you understand - that's an important part of healthcare. Then, whatever you learn - follow suggestions and stay alert. Still, whatever it is - worry is not helpful. Do your best! ...Read more
Had a Pap smear and it didn't hurt. Would the report say if the sample was adequate? Can they see if there are cervical cells on the sample?
Seeing superficial & intermediate cells in clumps and scattered in pap smear? Other things r perfect. Is it fine? .No malignancy, no dyslapsia.
This is fine: It's what we expect. Glad you are getting this done. ...Read more
This is pap smear report. I want to understand it. " reveals many exfoliated ectocervical superficial and intermediate cells with parabasal cells.
Normal so far: If the specimen was adequate (they should have said if it wasn't) and that's all, you're good to go. Keep getting checked. ...Read more