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My pap test was reported as a false negative. What does that mean?

My pap test was reported as a false negative. What does that mean?

May be positive: A false negative test means the patient actually is positive for some abnormality, even though the test showed it was negative. You should call your doctor to see if you need a repeat pap smear to confirm the results. ...Read more

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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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My pap test result was a "false positive." what does this mean?

My pap test result was a "false positive." what does this mean?

Abnormal: To say that a test is a false positive, signifies that your pap test was normal and incorrectly reported as abnormal. You should see your physician for clarification. ...Read more

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When HPV leaves the body & Pap test is negative, does it mean it's 100% gone? Or is it dormant? How is detected and assured that it's gone completely?

When HPV leaves the body & Pap test is negative, does it mean it's 100% gone? Or is it dormant? How is detected and assured that it's gone completely?

Continue Pap screen: HPV is not something you need to worry about unless it causes dysplasia (precancerous lesions) which you will catch early if you do your regular Pap screening. Once you're negative for the virus, avoid unprotected sex with potentially infected men ...Read more

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Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

No effect on test: The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix. If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more

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My cervical pap smear test report is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy with sever inflammatory smear dr. Plz say about treatment?

My cervical pap smear test report is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy with sever inflammatory smear dr. Plz say about treatment?

Your GYN can help: There is nothing to worry about. You may need a short course of antibiotics in case there is vaginal infection(ask your gynecologist about it. But the main purpose of pap is to make sure you do not have cancer of the cervix or precancer conditions caused by hpv. In that regard you should be happy that it is all well. ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

Not a standard abb.: Sprcs is not a standard abbreviation used on pap smears. If yiou can get a full copy of the report and post it for us, we could help. ...Read more

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What do benign reactive changes in pap test mean?

Nothing to worry abo: If the changes are benign, that means there is no sign of cancer .So you can relax and be happy. Reactive does not mean anything special...So you can ignore it. ...Read more

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My pap test results were slightly abnormal what can this mean and is it serious?

Pap smear: Abnormalities are common , mild ones , like atypical cells of undetermined significance usually clear up on their own, can be related to inflammation. Other higher grade lesions are commonly associated with hpv and can be treated at the gynecologist's office. Your physician will probably have you repeat the pap smear to make sure the abnormality has cleared up. Take care! ...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