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Many Pro Basal Cell Were Seen Pap Smear
Pap smear test satisfactory for evaluation. Metaplastic cells present. Normal epithelial cells seen. I got positive of type 56, can it be cure?
Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common type of skin cancer. There are millions of them each year in the us. They are caused by sun exposure and ultraviolet light (tanning beds) and are very common on the face. It is very rare for them to metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. They can be easily cured with ...Read more
I just had my annual Pap smear done and the results say "MODERATE GRAM POSITIVE RODS SEEN, FEW SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS SEEN" what does this mean?
Skin bacteria: Considered to be contamination-not serious and a common finding. ...Read more
My pap smear (atrophic) shows predominantly parabasal cells with scattered superficial squamous cells. No dyskaryosis is seen. What does this mean?
Not cancer: Needs to be repeated when the cycle of cells in the cervix has shed in 3-4 months and will probably be normal. ...Read more
Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?
Several points. First, you need more than atypical to say it is cancer. They have to look quite abnormal and/or be growing abnormally. HOWEVER, there are reports of groups of atypical spindle cells popping up everywhere due to cancer (lymphoma). That would be cancer. Or growing really fast (cancer).
At a minimum. Watching it Really closely. ...Read more
Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. Atypical endocervical cells seen. On my pap smear result. Am I at risk to cervical cancer?
HPV test?: Unfortunately, anyone who has had genital contact is at risk for cervical cancer because the human papilloma virus is so widespread. Usually when we find atypical cells on a pap smear, we reflexively test for hpv. If it is positive, then you do have a small risk for dysplasia or precancer, but if it is negative, you have almost no risk. If your hpv test is (+), you will need follow up. ...Read more
I did my regular pap smear exam and doctor asked me to do swab test which revealed in Gram stain that I have few puss cells and buddying yeast is seen?
Budding yeast: Since you have vaginal discharge and based on your report of budding yeast on the gram stain, you have vaginal candidiasis also known as a yeast infection. This is a fairly common condition and it is not an STD. It can be treated fairly easily, and I would ask your doctor for his recommendation/treatment. ...Read more
Depends on the type: And severity of abnormality. Mild dysplasia requires yearly repeat paps. Other types of abnormalities may require colposcopic examination, with or without biopsy. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. ...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
I had a suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells with pap smear. I amscheduled for further mamo and another pap. The 2 togethter worrisome or coincident?
Mammogram/Pap: They are most likely coincidental. A suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells in pap are findings on these screening tests, and they don't confirm the presence of cancer. But rarely certain types of breast cancer can metastasize to the uterine cervix. You definitely do need to follow up and find out what these findings really are. ...Read more
Yes, a pap smear is a routine screening test recommended for all females of certain age groups.
During a pap smear, your physician swabbed your cervix and has sent the specimen to the pathologist who will assess for the presence of any abnormal cells. Speak to your doctor about the test results. ...Read more
REPEAT PAP: MAY NEED MICROSCOPIC EXAM OF THE CERVIX; FOLLOW UP CLOSELY WITH GYN ...Read more
Normal cervix cells: These are the two types of cells normally lining the cervix. ...Read more
Yes: That's the full report, right? I'm glad you're okay. Keep up regular surveillance. ...Read more
Two things: Often, the abnormal normal cells are benign and also known as "reactive". If, on the other hand, they are not benign, the may represent changes related to hpv virus infection. There are different type of hpv and they have different implications. You may need additional treatment. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...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
My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?
I had a pap smear that came back with abnormal cells and had a colposcopy then had a pap smear with low grade cells. What does that mean?
I received a normal result for my Pap smear. However there were endometric cells on the sample & I've been referred to an Obgyn. I'm 46.?
What is endocervical cells? I've done with my routine pap smear test, and this 2times of my results stated endocervical cells are present.
If my girlfriend had a pap smear 3 years ago and came clean. Recently Got test done and she could be positive HPV cells. What are the odds I gave it to?
IF YOU R ONLY PARTNE: If you are the only sexual partner than you gave it to her. But if is otherwise than you can not be sure ...Read more
Local approach: Precancerous cells from a Pap represent transforming cells of the cervical and endocervical canal. By definition they have not yet invaded the muscular layers of the cervix but are contained within the basement membrane that cordons off the smooth muscle layers of the cervix from the lining layers. At this time cryosurgery can be employed or a more aggressive cone cut from the cervical os. ...Read more
Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read more
Of the cervix: That is the purpose of a pap. ...Read more
Not normal: Generally it is considered abnormal when that happens - it should be investigated. ...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?
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