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Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Need for close : Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore it is prudent that you follow your doctor's directions in getting regular pap smears. ...Read more

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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

No: There are multiple grades and types of abnormalities detected on pap. You should discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

Postpartum abnormal pap smear results, what to do?

Postpartum PAP: It depends on the abnormality which was detected, but in case of any abnormality the follow up should be scheduled as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My pap smear say satisfactor for evaluation...Negative forintraepithelial lession/malignancy..Wat this means?

My pap smear say satisfactor for evaluation...Negative forintraepithelial lession/malignancy..Wat this means?

Normal : This is the standard way that a normal pap smear is reported. It tells you that there are enough cells collected to evaluate the specimen and that there is no evidence for a precancer or cancer. ...Read more

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Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.

Maybe benign and overcall: It is possible that the cells are reactive and they were over called as worrisome for cancer but in fact are completely normal this would explain the findings. You should have me look at the pap smear i will give you the right answer. ...Read more

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Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Normal: Inflammatory changes are normal on a PAP smear. Hemorrhagic just means there was some blood in the sample and is not worriesome. ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

What do abnormal pap test results mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Does a normal pap smear you have a negative pap smear?

Yes: Normal=Negative for abnormal cells. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap results mean?

Precancerous cells: Abnormal pap results usually indicate precancerous cells caused by hpv virus. Your doctor will make a personal recommendation for you based on how severe the abnormality is. More testing may be necessary to determine if you need a procedure done to remove the abnormal cells and decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer. Please ask your physician to explain your results to you. ...Read more

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"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read more

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PapIGrfxHPV ASCU results negative for my pap HPV say (NEGHPV) HPV DNA reflex criteria were not met with this specimen result NO HPV test perform mean?

PapIGrfxHPV ASCU results negative for my pap HPV say (NEGHPV) HPV DNA reflex criteria were not met with this specimen result NO HPV test perform mean?

Normal, no HPV: If I correctly understand the abbreviations, your doctor ordered a pap smear for which HPV testing was to be done if the smear was abnormal. Your pap did not show those abnormalities; therefore HPV testing wasn't done. In other words, it's all good news: your results were fine with nothing to worry about. If you remain uncertain for some reason, contact your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Pap smear noted few koilocytes in my pap smear, what does it mean?

Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. However, mimics of koilocytic change can be caused by a variety of other entities. Further testing could be performed to clarify the significance of those cells if your ob-gyn feels it is warranted. ...Read more

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Do sperms show in a pap smear result paper?

No: Sperm are relatively frequent in pap smears and under ordinary circumstance do not even appear in a report in most institutions. ...Read more

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Pap smear results HPV high risk, what to do?

Follow doctor's: advice. If you have HPV infection, it may clear itself, however you should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing and additional testing like colposcopy. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm ...Read more

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Go for pap every 12-18 months results normal. Recent pap test came back aytipical cells undetermined significance. Hpv test not done. Am worried?

Do not worry: Ascus is very common finding and is not alarming by itself. You should've been given advice for follow-up when you got your pap results though? ...Read more

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How long does it takes to get Pap smear results !

Local question: This international web application is not in any way connected to your doctor or lab. This question is for your family clinic to answer. ...Read more

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Hi i need help understanding my pap smear results?

Virtual visit: Consider scheduling a virtual visit where you can share your pap results one on one with an Obgyn. They will be happy to explain your results ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get pap smear results?

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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How do I read my pap smear results so that I can understand them?

Normal or negative : If pap report is normal or negative, then you have no concerns. If the the report is otherwise, call you gynecologist for an explanation. ...Read more

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What do superficial and intermediate cells mean in pap smear result?

Nothing significant: These are normal cells. So you do not have any indication of abnormal cells like cancer or pre-cancer to worry about. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear results. How soon do I return?

WHAT DID YOUR DOC SA: Say ! did you ask your doc , it depends how abnormal the pap was , please call your doc. ...Read more

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Does terconazole interfere with pap smear results?

Possibly: If there is a lot in the vagina. Also the infection can affect the pap smear as inflammation can affect the cells make them look abnormal. ...Read more

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My pap smear result is moderate inflammation, what does it mean?

Cervicitis: This simply means inflammatory cells where present on your cervix. There is no evidence of dysplasia. Your doctor may place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I still join the army if I have an abnormal pap smear result?

Yes: I am not military, but this should not interfere with your ability to serve effectively. ...Read more

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My pap smear result says "reactive changes due to inflammation". What does it means?

Generally: The purpose of a pap smear is to find precancerous cells so the problem can be remedied. This is not precancerous. If your chlamydia test and gonnerea tests were negative, you have no pain or discharge, it the pathologists way if saying "there could be an infection, we're not sure" it doesn't mean there is one and most often not. Generally it's an incidental finding. ...Read more

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Pap smear result is reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation (includes typical repair)?

Normal: That is a perfectly normal pap smear result. No worries. Abnormal pap smears will mention hpv present, dysphasia, neoplasia or carcinoma. Your pap indicates none of these. It's findings are normal. ...Read more

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I just did a pap smear results are clear but it says Absence of endocervical cells..could my results be inaccurate?

Repeat Papsmear: A good Papsmear must have Endocervical cells. Therefore, it should be repeated, if there is no endocervical cells. ...Read more

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Hi i just recieved my pap smear results and they came abnormal the results said epithelial cell abnormality should I be worried?

Not necessarily: The current recommendation is to not screen women under 21 by pap smear, as cervical cancer is so uncommon at that age. So it is difficult to say what to do with the result. Please remember, though, that a pap smear is a screening test, so many epithelial cell abnormalities, when investigated further, turn out to be reactive or inflammatory in nature. You should ask you care provider what next. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have agus abnormal pap smear results?

What does it mean to have agus abnormal pap smear results?

Requires evaluation: Newer term is agc, atypical glandular cells. It means that the cervix and uterus (endometrium or lining of the uterus) require further evaluation by a gynecologist who will further test the cells to look for cancer. Follow up is important because caught early, this can be treated. Ignored, it can lead to cancer. Definitely don't panic, but be sure to follow up for additional tests without delay. ...Read more

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What does missing component of cervix mean in pap smear result?

You mean missing end: Endo cervical componenet that means they were no endocervical cells seen i assume that is what u mean, when u do a pap u get cells form the outside of the cx. And up teh endo cx. ...Read more

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Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. Should I be worried?

Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. Should I be worried?

Pap smear: "Reactive" cells in a Pap test are caused by inflammation or irritation of the genital tract. Nothing to worry about, with regard to dysplasia or malignancy. ...Read more

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Help. Last pap smear results came back saying superficial and intermediate squamous and parabasal cells. I have tested negative for h p v & 16/18.?

Normal: The elements you describe are normal elements in a gyn cytology exam. Negative hpv lessens the risk of dysplasia. Abnormal diagnosis would include atypical squamous or squamous intraepithelial neoplasia. ...Read more

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Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more