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My Doctor Says He Needs To Do A Biopsy Due To Abnormal Pap Smear Will It Hurt
Briefly.: A pap smear only shows individual cervical cells. In order to know if someone has mild, mod, or severe dysplasia, a biopsy needs to be done to see how far the abnormal cells go below the surface. Cervical biopsies are usually tiny samples (3mm) that are quickly taken from the cervix with a special instrument. Most women state that they feel a "pinch" but the pain lasts for only a few seconds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abnormal Pap smear may indicate an infection or abnormal cells called dysplasia. Having an abnormal Pap smear does not always mean you have cancer. It can be caused by infeciton, STD's, HPV, trichomoniasis, herpes, inflammation, or pre-cancerous cells. It's important to have close follow-up with your physician to get the appropriate workup and testing if you have ...Read more
Had an abnormal pap smear my doctor wants to do a biopsy on my cell in my cervix what does that mean?
I had pcos.3 months back I had abnormal pap smear result so got cone biopsy done.it was 3rd stage.?
Just received a letter from the doctor saying that I have an abnormal pap smear. What could it mean?
Need more info: There are multiple levels of abnormalities of pap smears. Most just require continued follow-up with yearly pap smear. If the abnormality is more severe it may require colposcopic examination, biopsy or conization. It would be prudent to discuss the results with your doctor who has more details about the results and your health. ...Read more
Depends...: Most doctors order pap smear and hpv test at the same time. Hpv is the virus that we now know causes cervical cancer. Depending on the results of the pap smear and hpv test combined, the doctor formulates how they want patients to follow up. Abnormal pap smear with the diagnosis of ascus and hpv negative has a about a 1% risk of progressing to a high grade dysplasia or cancer within one year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal pap smear 2 yrs ago and since then I haven't seen a doc, I lost my medicare and haven't seen a doctor since could this be terminal unattended?
Not usually: Abnormal pap smears are common, but does not mean they should not be repeated. Even with no insurance look for charity systems in your state and get one yearly. The grade of dysplasia and how abnormal makes a difference and doctor will treat the cervix to get rid of the high grade dysplasia as these can be a risk for turning into cervical cancer. So you can't just forget about it. ...Read more
I had abnormal pap smear then had second one was normal which one do I believe. All within 3 weeks of each other. Doctor wants to do colposcope. ?
Discuss with doctor: Please review yours pap reports with your doctor. What means first pap was abnormal? It could be high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, low grage sil, carcinoma, etc.? Discuss with your doctor results and listen explanations. You always has right to refuse from colposcopy, but most probably doctor has reasons to do colposcopic evaluation, and it safe for you to follow his/her advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an abnormal pap smear and i don't have HPV so should I be concerned? I'm only 22 and the doctor said i'll need another one in 6 months.
Yes: You should be concerned enough to follow through with the recommended recheck. You should not be worried, because even if something develops that needs to be treated, it will be found and treated long before it can become a major problem. A little inconvenience now will preclude a big problem later. The women who do have the big issues (cervical cancer) are those who do not follow up as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor told me if you have an abnormal Pap smear you automatically have a strain of hpv. Is that true ?
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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