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What is the meaning of mild polymorphs in pap smear?

What is the meaning of mild polymorphs in pap smear?

WBC's on PAP: You have some white blood cells on your PAP. This could indicate infection or inflammation. See your Dr. ...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


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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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I had pap smear and the result says benign smear with moderate inflammation. What does it mean?

Mod inflammation: Inflammatory cells are seen on a pap smear when the cervix is inflamed. This is usually a self limited benign process. There is no evidence of dysplasia/malignancy. ...Read more

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Had a Pap Smear lst month result was negative but notes saying as moderate inflamation. What does this mean?

Had a Pap Smear lst month result was negative but notes saying as moderate inflamation. What does this mean?

Pap: Taking a pap involves rubbing your cervix to get cells that are then looked at under magnification. Inflammation is frequently seen on pap. This can result from trauma with sex and tampon use. It is not considered abnormal unless your have a chronic discharge or bleeding with sex. ...Read more

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My pap smear result is moderate inflammation, what does it mean?

Cervicitis: This simply means inflammatory cells where present on your cervix. There is no evidence of dysplasia. Your doctor may place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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My test pap smear is moderate inflammation. I'm so worried. Its serious problem doc? Thanks

Does not sound serio: Inflammation of the cervix is not uncommon but it is not serious. Pap is done to look for early Cervix Cancer. So a negative test for Cancer, means the test has done its primary job. Your gynecologist can help you further if you are anxious to find the cause and treatment but it is not anything serious.. ...Read more

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My pap smear result is moderate inflammation. What the means? Thanks doc.

My pap smear result is moderate inflammation. What the means? Thanks doc.

White blood cells: Inflammation found on a pap smear is usually not something to get too concerned about. It means that they detected some white blood cells in the specimen and possibly saw red looking cervical cells. Could be cervical inflammation which is common and does not necessarily mean a problem. It's possible there's an infection (but not always) and your doc may repeat the pap in 6 months. ...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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Pap smear result shows reactive cellular changes. Does this indicate hpv? Also shows moderate inflammation. Followup recommended. What does this mean

It does not: You have some inflammation due perhaps to mild physical injury or a non-hpv infection. The smear should probably be repeated because the injury changes can mask the premalignant changes that the pap smear looks for. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 65 year mothers pap smear report says squamous epithellial cells of mainly intermediate and parabasal type. Moderate anisonucleosis and dysplasia?

The key is dysplasia: She will need a colposcopy and biopsy of the cervix and ecc and may need a leep or cervical cone or possible hysterectomy depending on how bad the dysplasia is or if she has worse (hopefully not) cancer in situ. ...Read more

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My pap smear result is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy. Moderate inflammation. Do I still need to undergo cryotherapy?

My pap smear result is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy. Moderate inflammation. Do I still need to undergo cryotherapy?

More info needed: This depends on appearance of the cervix and results of other tests. Cryotherapy might be recommended if there is substantial cervical ectopy (also sometimes called ectropion), and if it is causing symptoms, like vaginal discharge or spotty bleeding, and if no STD like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas. Also, sometimes an antibiotic (e.g. doxycycline) is tried first. Discuss w/ your ObG. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear?

Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the microscope for cancer or precancer ("dysplasia"; "intraepithelial lesion"). This enables detection of the vast majority of cervical cancers -- once the greatest cancer killer of young women -- while still easy to cure. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear?

What is a pap smear?

A cancer screen: A pap smear is a screening test used to detect cervical cancer and precancer. ...Read more

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How important is pap smear?

Could be very.: The pap smear is a way to find cervical cancer before it becomes serious. Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease and young women are at highest risk of the disease. If you have had abnormal paps, infection with the hpv virus or multiple sex partners you may be at risk for cervical cancer and should have discussion about appropriate screening with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it to get a pap smear imporant?

Is it to get a pap smear imporant?

Life saving for some: The current recommendations can vary depending on age, however it appropriate for a women age 21 to 65 to have pap smears every three years as long as they are normal. After a hysterectomy and/or after age 65 a women with a history of normal paps does not ever need another pap. Every women should still have an annual exam. ...Read more

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Is the pap smear suppose to be painful?

No not ususally: It depends on who is doing it, how big your vagina is what size speculum is used what your pain threshold is, but it should only usually be not painful or only mildly uncomfortable, sometimes it is painful if you have a specific problems. ...Read more

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Is there a way for your pap smear not to hurt?

Yes: Pap smear is uncomfortable because it is not in a very comfortable area. However, there are definitely ways to decrease the discomfort. The pain is caused by the speculum and pressure from the stretching as it opens the area for a pap smear to be done. If the speculum is properly warmed and not too large and if more time is given to slowly open the speculum, the discomfort is less. ...Read more

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What are pap smear callbacks and how are they triggered?

Abnormal or insuff?: The most common reason for a patient to be called back is that the pap is abnormal or atypical. In this case either a colposcopy may be done or the pap may be repeated a few months later to see if it is still abnormal. Another reason to be called back is that there were insufficient cells in the sample and another one needs to be sent. ...Read more

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What is an abnormal pap smear?

Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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Can pap smear affect mucus from pill?

Can pap smear affect mucus from pill?

No: Obviously if a pap smear is done too aggressively, it could cause temporary changes, perhaps a bit of blood, in cervical mucus. However, there is no intrinsic reason for a change in mucus from a pap smear. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal pap smear mean?

What does an abnormal pap smear mean?

Depends: It depends what the pathologist has said as to why it is abnormal. In any case a follow up is needed with your doctor and further pap tests required ...Read more

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What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken seriously and the obgyn should be contacted immediately. ...Read more

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How long do you spot after a pap smear?

Varies: Many women will have a small amount of spotting after a pap smear. That is common and normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot after a pap smear?

Yes: You may spot for a couple of days especially if the cervix has a lesion like an erosion. ...Read more

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How often should I get a pap smear test?

Depends: age, nl pap: According to the american college of ob/gyne, pap smears should begin at age 21, then every 2 yrs ages 21-29. Women 30 and older, if 3 normal yearly paps, can have pap every 3 years. Hiv+ women need pap twice in first year after diagnosis and then yearly. An abnormal result will change how often a pap is recommended. Notify doctor sooner if discharge, bleeding (esp after sex), or pain. ...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