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What does Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells (endocervical component) are present on a Pap smear mean?

What does Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells (endocervical component) are present on a Pap smear mean?

Not cancer: It represents growth of squamous cells, that are normally on the exposed part of cervix growing into the cervical canal and is not a serious issue. Follow your doctor's advise about repeat PAP tests.
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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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Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?

Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?

Slight abnormality: I am sure your gynecologist can help you address your concerns. Metaplastic cells are slightly abnormal but they are not cancerous. So you do not need to worry. Yet you need to continue to have regular pap smear testing as advised by your gynecologist and follow up on this abnormality which is likely to resolve with time. ...Read more

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My pap smear said normal, but what does this mean "Endocervical Component/Squamous Metaplastic Cells from Transformation Zone are Present."?

Good: That means that the pap smear tested the area between the ecto- and endo-cervix, the "transformation zone". This is the zone where abnormal cells tend to arise, so the fact that this pap smear captured cells from that area is perfect, that's just the area that doctor was hoping to analyze. Metaplastic cells are not cancer, and are benign, so this is a benign result. HOpe that helps! ...Read more

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If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Help, what to do if pap smear report says satisfactory with metaplastic cells?

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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After having a leep of CIN 2-3, my latest pap smear says I have metaplastic squamous cells. What does that mean?

After having a leep of CIN 2-3, my latest pap smear says I have metaplastic squamous cells. What does that mean?

Benign process.: Metaplasia is a reactive condition that occurs even in the normal cervix. The outer cervix (ectocervix) is composed of squamous cells, while the inner cervix (endocervix) is lined by glandular cells. In an inflamed environment, such as after a leep, glandular cells undergo metaplasia to squamous cells, as squamous cells are hardier. ...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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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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Does the presence of spindle cells in a pap smear always indicate cancer or can they be present with moderate or severe dyskariosis? Ie cin3?

Not always cancer: Spindle cells (sc) have bilateral tapering poles (like a football); their presence on pap smear indicates issues ranging from benign reactive or reparative changes, artifactual/normal squamous cell shape, to rare malignancies (carcinosarcoma, metastatic desmoplastic melanoma). Sc morphology is seen in connective tissue. Pap grade (high or low intraepithelial lesions, cin 1-3) is more tellig. N. ...Read more

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Had abnormal pap smear and then a colposcopy. Went back a year later and no abnormal cells present. Does this mean I have HPV?

Had abnormal pap smear and then a colposcopy. Went back a year later and no abnormal cells present. Does this mean I have HPV?

You had HPV now gone: Abnormal cells of the cervix always means HPV; you can be sure you had HPV at the time of your abnormal pap and colposcopy. With your pap smear now normal, it is likely that the underlying HPV infection also has cleared up. Confirm with the doctor who treated you. Also ask her about getting vaccinated to reduce the risk of future infections with high-risk and wart-causing HPV strains. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi Dr should I be more worried if pap smear result showing endocervica cells present and HPV infection but it didn't mention the type?

Here are some. ..: It's most logical and beneficial for you to bring this Q to your Gyn-doc for better collaboration and counseling for the present and future. Generally speaking, all you can and should do is having PAP smear more diligently and vigilantly than the average women so to observe: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation with no looking-back. Best wish... ...Read more

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What are the chances of a normal female to have endometrial cancer? Would abnormal cells be present in a Pap smear if I do have endometrial cancer?

What are the chances of a normal female to have endometrial cancer? Would abnormal cells be present in a Pap smear if I do have endometrial cancer?

Low: Most endometrial cancers do not show on pap smear. If you have any female bleeding that you can tell isn't normal for you, get evaluated for possible endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Pap smear results. Epithelial cell abnormality, asc-us, endocervical home component present. Partially obscuring inflammation. Normal?

No: ASCUS stands for "atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance." You should follow-up with your OB/GYN for appropriate follow-up as your past history will be needed for proper management. ...Read more

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What is endocervical component present in Pap smear mean?

Good test: It means that there are cell samples from the inside of the cervix, which is where they're supposed to come from. So this just means the test is more likely to be accurate than if it said "endocervical component not present." ...Read more

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What is an abornomal pap smear with precancerous cells?

A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read more

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What could cells of undetermined significance be on a pap smear?

A number of things: Atypical cells of undetermined significance (ascus) can represent a precancerous condition or may be associated with a variety of benign entities. The diagnosis must be interpreted in relation to other factors, such as the results of hpv testing, if performed. As such, the diagnosis of ascus "pigeon-holes" you into a defined follow up schedule that should be adhered to. ...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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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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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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What does a pap smear says satisfactory but endocervical present mean?

Normal: The cells on the cervix as well as the glands leading into your uterus were sampled this is usually followed by no evidence of cancer. ...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

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