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Interpreting Pap Smear Results
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
My pap smear say satisfactor for evaluation...Negative forintraepithelial lession/malignancy..Wat this means?
Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Abnormal pap smear. Tested positive for hpv. Follow up pap smear almost 2 years later. No results yet. What are my risks of cervical cancer?
We do not guess: You are asking for physicians to guess. That does not happen. Let's see what your results are and then deal with them rationally. ...Read more
Of the cervix: That is the purpose of a pap. ...Read more
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
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
Mild infection: bacterial infection, not likely to have abnormal cell development. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. Should I be worried?
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.?
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