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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...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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Can sex cause my pap smear test results of cells to come back low grade, not normal. Will having sex make it worse or does it have to effect cells.

Can sex cause my pap smear test results of cells to come back low grade, not normal. Will having sex make it worse or does it have to effect cells.

Sex and Pap tests: Nope. Not at all. Pap tests are microscopic and look for structural changes in the cells of the cervix to predict risk of cancer. Having sexual intercoarse plays no role in the results. ...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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Atypical glandular cells — favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.

Atypical glandular cells — favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.

Maybe benign and overcall: It is possible that the cells are reactive and they were over called as worrisome for cancer but in fact are completely normal this would explain the findings. You should have me look at the pap smear I will give you the right answer. ...Read more

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How often should I get a pap smear test?

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

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Is it necessary to have pap smear test if I'm still a virgin?

Yes: As long as your are 21 or older, yes you need a pap smear to look for cervical cancer or abnormal cells in the cervix. ...Read more

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What leads to abnormality in pap smear test and what are cures that helps stop abnormality?

HPV: The hujman papilloma virus is the cause of the vast majority of abnormal pap tests. The virus can be avoided by getting vaccinated by the hpv vaccine. Currently there are 2 versions in the us: Gardasil and cerverix. Currently they are approved for those 9 – 26 years old. ...Read more

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Can you lose your virginity due to a pap smear test?

No: Virginity means no sex. A pap test is not sexual. The speculum should not break your hymen, either. ...Read more

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Pap smear test diagnose haemorrhagic smear with inflammatory changes?

Normal: Inflammatory changes are normal on a PAP smear. Hemorrhagic just means there was some blood in the sample and is not worriesome. ...Read more

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Got Pap smear test back paper said "no significant abnormalities." What does this mean?

Usually means normal: This terminology usually means that the screening test is normal. ...Read more

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Today I went for a pap smear test and I saw blood on the sample! Nurse said its normal but is it?

Today I went for a pap smear test and I saw blood on the sample! Nurse said its normal but is it?

Not unusual: To generate a small amount of bleeding when scraping the cervix. No cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does a pap smear test for?

What does a pap smear test for?

Risk of cancer: It is a screening test to look for changes in cells that may at risk of becoming cancerous. If done correctly, the test can prevent vast majority of the cases of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I'm almost due for another pap smear test again. But this time im kinda scared. My results have been showing up fine then abnormal. Can I fix this?

Do not skip PAP!: Please do not skip your pap test. God forbid, the test comes back abnormal, it can be addressed by your doctor to prevent more serious issues. ...Read more

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Hello. I just got pap smear test done and the result says "focal koilocytosis and karyomegali noted". How serious is this n wats d next step? Thanks.

Hello. I just got pap smear test done and the result says "focal koilocytosis and karyomegali noted". How serious is this n wats d next step? Thanks.

Your Gynec should he: Did your gynecologist not explain the results to you? You should ask this question and find out what it means. To me, it looks like there is nothing serious but you need to rely on the guidance provided by your gynecologist and be alert and find out if you might have HPV infection which is common and can create some cellular changes, most of which resolve with time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal pain after a pap smear test?

Mild, briefly: It is normal to have some vaginal spotting and cramping after a pap smear. If you are having a lot of pain, or non-period bleeding that is more than a little spotting, you should talk to a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your age group are associated with ovulatory abnormalities and infections. The specific cause can usually be identified with a thorough history and physical examination including testing for specific infections. You need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had gone for pap smear test but now there is burning in my urinal. What to do?

I had gone for pap smear test but now there is burning in my urinal. 
What to do?

Have urine tested : You can have your doctor test your urine for infection. This is very easy and should be able to do it in the office ...Read more

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Pap smear test result is Mild Inflammtory cervical smear. I want to know what does its mean. Pls reply to me .

This report is norma: Inflammatory cells are white cells which roam around in our body. So you do not need to worry about this report. Pap is done as a screen for Cervix Cancer. So we look for atypical cells or any precancer like changes, but you do not have any of that in your report. ...Read more

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Can there be an error in pap smear test? All of my pap smears have been normal. I just recently did one and it was also normal but HPV came up

Can there be an error in pap smear test? All of my pap smears have been normal. I just recently did one and it was also normal but HPV came up

Not necessarily: It takes time to develop cancerous changes....good thing is you are under care.....your dr.will be able to help....discuss the options with your gyn dr. Including vaccine ...Read more

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Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Does pap smear test for warts n hpv?

Usually: Usually the virus is not looked for unless your pap is abnormal. If it is abnormal, the lab I use will do what is called reflex testing for the presence or absence of the hpv virus. If your pap is normal, at his time, there is no recommended treatment for simply having the presence of the virus so unless there are visible lesions or an abnormal pap there is no further action necessary. ...Read more

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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


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