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Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Basal Cell (Definition)

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


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Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?

Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?

No, BUT: 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

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What mean of pap smear test? Superficial, intermediate squamous cell, metaplastic and endocervical cell seen. Many cell with kilocytic atypia seen.

Abnormal: Your gynecologist will go over your results and recommend the plan of care. Make sure you keep your follow up appointment and wire specific questions that you might have. ...Read more

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Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. Atypical endocervical cells seen. On my pap smear result. Am I at risk to cervical cancer?

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

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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?

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

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How often can I need a pap smear after abnormal cells?

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

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Possible reasons for abnormal cells stage 3 in a pap smear?

Possible reasons for abnormal cells stage 3 in a pap smear?

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

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What does it mean to have endometrial cells on a normal pap smear?

Endometrial cells: Within normal limits Pap smear result means that no cell lesions or malignancy have been found. Reactive cellular changes, cellular atrophy, and endometrial cells present are normal variables. Pap smears are an excellent tool, but are not perfect. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will a pap smear show if there are abnormal cells of the cervix?

Yes: 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

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I had a pap smear done and my gyn said I had abnormal cells. What could be the reasons for this?

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

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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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My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?

My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?

Follow up needed: You should discuss follow up with your doctor. Typically a colposcopy is recommended to look closer at your cervix. ...Read more

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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?

Low grade: Lgsil is a common (and not dangerous) abnormality of the cervix. It goes away most of the time. The chances of it becoming cancer are <1%. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Endometrial eval: When endometrial cells are found on a pap smear typically a sonogram is done to evaluate the endometrium. An endometrial biopsy is also done to make sure the endometrial cells are normal. If abnormal endometrial cells are found the other testing may be needed ...Read more

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What is endocervical cells? I've done with my routine pap smear test, and this 2times of my results stated endocervical cells are present.

Endocervical cells: These cells line the innermost portion of the cervix and are normal. The endocervical canal leads to the endometrial cavity. ...Read more

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What to do if precancerous cells found in mother's pap smear?

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

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What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

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

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What does it mean if you have precancerous cells on your pap smear?

At risk of cancer: Precancerous cells indicate presence of pathologic processes that could lead to development of cancer. ...Read more

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Are endometrial cells over 40 normal on a pap smear?

Not normal: Generally it is considered abnormal when that happens - it should be investigated. ...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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Help, what to do if pap smear report says satisfactory with metaplastic cells?

Normal: Metaplastic cells are completely normal findings on a pap test. What we are looking for is "dysplastic" or "neoplastic" cells. ...Read more

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What should I do if my pap smear report says satisfactory with metaplastic cells?

Follow advice: There is no immediate concern. You should follow your doctor's advice for repeat testing. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have epithelial cell abnormality on pap smear?

What exactly does it mean when you have epithelial cell abnormality on pap smear?

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

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If a Pap smear didn't contain cervical cells, would t say inadequate sample and make you redo it?

If a Pap smear didn't contain cervical cells, would t say inadequate sample and make you redo it?

PAP report: Yes, the PAP smear report would indicate whether or not the specimen was adequate for them to analyze. If not, then the procedure would have to be repeated, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have abnormal cells on your pap smear? I was told I had dysplasia cells? Should I worry?

Follow advice: Worrying is not useful. Follow your doctor's advice for follow up tests. Disposals is reversible and may go away.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

PAP report: PAP smears should never really hurt, so I am happy to hear you have a great healthcare provider. Yes, the PAP smear report would indicate whether or not the specimen was adequate for them to analyze. ...Read more

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


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