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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

Not a standard abb.: Sprcs is not a standard abbreviation used on pap smears. If yiou can get a full copy of the report and post it for us, we could help. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long it takes for pap test results to come in?

Depends on lab: Depending on the lab your doc uses, it can be anywhere from 3-10 days. Sometimes longer. Call them to find out. ...Read more

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My pap test results were slightly abnormal what can this mean and is it serious?

Pap smear: Abnormalities are common , mild ones , like atypical cells of undetermined significance usually clear up on their own, can be related to inflammation. Other higher grade lesions are commonly associated with hpv and can be treated at the gynecologist's office. Your physician will probably have you repeat the pap smear to make sure the abnormality has cleared up. Take care! ...Read more

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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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Why would it be that my HPV test is positive and my pap test results are normal?

Very common: Two answers: either a new and transient hpv infection or re-imergence of an old infection that has not yet caused the cervical cells to change. You should have a followup pap and hpv in one year, and if either are abnormal you should have a colposcopy. ...Read more

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Ive had my period for over two weeks whilst on the pill fairly heavy bleeding cramping could this be purley due to stress as I take my pill on time my last pap test came back irregular results and due for yearly pap test in june please help worried !

Ive had my period for over two weeks whilst on the pill  fairly heavy bleeding cramping could this be purley due to stress as I take my pill on time my last pap test came back irregular results and due for yearly pap test in june please help worried !

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Normal Pap test results STD and STI tests negative. No pain during sex. Still have small amounts of blood after intercourse????

Normal Pap test results STD and STI tests negative. No pain during sex. Still have small amounts of blood after intercourse????

Blood=tissue damage: Any active non-menstrual bleeding/spotting you have after intercourse would reflect some type of injury to tissues exposed to the mechanical forces involved. You might see a small bleeding site with a close self exam (lighted mirror) or a doc could locate the site. If it is minimal and you keep the areas clean it will likely stop.If you are soaking pads you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My pap smear test results are neg, but also says cervicitis my obg, says i repeat test in 6mths, should I have a 2nd opinion?As I am trying to conceive

Yes: There is no need to repeat a pap smear unless it's abnormal. Cervicitis is treated with antibiotics and cervical infections can be evaluated for quickly without the need for waiting six months. First ask your doctor to explain the reasoning for their plan as they may provide informantion that would make it reasonable to wait. However if you are uncomfortable with the plan seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could i get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Not from the pap: There are some tests than can give you same day std results. But usually the gonorrhea/chlamydia test that is part of many pap smears takes longer to run. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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