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Please tell me what are pap-smear/ cervical smear like?

Pelvic exam

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It can be part of a routine pelvic / gynecologic exam. The feet are placed in footrests, a speculum is placed into the vagina, then a small brush is used to collect some cells from the mouth of the uterus (the cervix).
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Dr. Andrew Blazar answered:

Does anyone else get this spotting when having a pap/cervical smear?

Very common

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No worry unless it lasts more than a day or two
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Why do you have to get a Pap cervical smear if your a virgin and are not sexually active?

There are other...

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...causes of cervical cancer, besides HPV. Both the American Cancer Society and the The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommend that all women have an initial Pap smear by the age of 21, regardless of whether or not they've had sexual intercourse. How often you have them after that will depend on when you do become sexually active.
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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but i might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?

Call your doc

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you may need cultures to R/O infection, even with a discharge u can do a thin prep or sure path pap
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This is pap smear report. I want to understand it. " reveals many exfoliated ectocervical superficial and intermediate cells with parabasal cells.

Normal so far

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If the specimen was adequate (they should have said if it wasn't) and that's all, you're good to go. Keep getting checked.
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Help. last pap smear results came back saying superficial and intermediate squamous and parabasal cells. I have tested negative for H p v & 16/18.???

Normal

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The elements you describe are normal elements in a gyn cytology exam. Negative hpv lessens The risk of dysplasia. Abnormal diagnosis would include atypical squamous or squamous intraepithelial neoplasia.
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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

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

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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
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My pap smear(atrophic) shows predominantly parabasal cells with scattered superficial squamous cells. No dyskaryosis is seen . What does this mean ?

Not cancer

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needs to be repeated when the cycle of cells in the cervix has shed in 3-4 months and will probably be normal.
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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

Can a pap smear detect epithelial cell abnormality?

Of the cervix

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that is the purpose of a pap
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