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Please explain pap results: "rare hyperchromatic groups of atypical glandular cells, favor endocervical". What could this mean?

Please explain pap results: "rare hyperchromatic groups of atypical glandular cells, favor endocervical". What could this mean?

Colpo: The cells are appearing atypical. So there is suspicion that there could be precancerous or cancerous cells present. Depending on your HPV status your doc most likely will want you to do a colposcopy. ...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


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Pap results indicate "Rare metaplastic cells identified" What is the significance of this?

Pap results indicate "Rare metaplastic cells identified"  What is the significance of this?

Not much: Unless otherwise noted, these are benign cells in the endocervix that have undergone a change that's often related to HPV but is of no great consequence. Continue following the recommended protocols. If there are other abnormalities on the smear, get them addressed. ...Read more

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I am 39. 6 months ago i had an ascu pap result with neg. Hpv. Just had another w same result . It said "unspec. Cells rare." course of action?

I am 39. 6 months ago i had an ascu pap result with neg. Hpv. Just had another w same result .  It said "unspec. Cells rare." course of action?

Nothing immediate to: This pap test says that you have no indications of cancer or precancer cells. So you can relax and not be too concerned. You should follow the advice of your gynecologist who had done your pap tests...What is his/her advice? Share with us. From my perspective you should do your follow up pap tests once yearly, yet I am curious about the advice of your gynecologist. ...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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Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didnt explain please help!! ?

Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didnt explain please help!! ?

Unsure: You will need additional evaluation and may need treatment for the abnormal cells. If your doctor does not give a reasonable explanation of your condition and the appropriate work-up and follow-up, you should consider finding another doctor. ...Read more

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Pap bacteriology results were rare white blood cells, moderate epithelial cells, moderate bacteria, no clue cells. What does this mean?

Pap bacteriology results were rare white blood cells, moderate epithelial cells, moderate bacteria, no clue cells.  What does this mean?

Normal pap: It shows that you dont have a bacterial infection and the amount of cells are within expected limits Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What does "cell abnormalities" mean from a pap?

What does "cell abnormalities" mean from a pap?

Insufficient : Information. You should discuss the result with your doctor as the information you provided is not sufficient to provide and informed answer. ...Read more

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Lgsil always found onpapresults due to hpvfor past6 yrs.Besides waiting to see if cells change what else can be done?Had abnormal paps, 3biopsies&1leep

Lgsil always found onpapresults due to hpvfor past6 yrs.Besides waiting to see if cells change what else can be done?Had abnormal paps, 3biopsies&1leep

Abnormal Pap: It surely sounds like your physician is doing everything right. You have no progress to worse disease. The only other option is to have a hysterectomy. If you are done having children and are done worrying about your cervix then having a conversation about hysterectomy seems like a logical next step. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a-typical cells appear in my paps for the last 4 or 5 years. Is that normal?

What to do if I have had a-typical cells appear in my paps for the last 4 or 5 years. Is that normal?

No, but it depends : On how atypical the cells were. Please discuss the results with your doctor to see if colposcopic examination and biopsy are warranted. ...Read more

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How often can I need a pap smear after abnormal cells?

How often can I need a pap smear after abnormal cells?

Depends on the type: And severity of abnormality. Mild dysplasia requires yearly repeat paps. Other types of abnormalities may require colposcopic examination, with or without biopsy. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What is an abornomal pap smear with precancerous cells?

A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read more

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Endometrial cells found on pap 5 years ago, none since.

Endometrial cells found on pap 5 years ago, none since.

That is good: So you have had normal pap smear for last five years and that is good,Endometrial cells on pap smear one time and never after that do not need any other investigation or test.Get your pap smear yearly as adviced ...Read more

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What does endocervical cells present on a pap result mean?

What does endocervical cells present on a pap result mean?

Satisfact for exam: Endocervical cells on pap smear means the smear is satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical cells present transformation zone - area where neoplastic changes started under influence of human papilloma virus. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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What would make your cells come back as abnormal on a pap?

What would make your cells come back as abnormal on a pap?

See below: Inflammation from a variety of bacteria and viruses can cause reactive atypia of the cells. Herpes in particular does this hpv on the other hand can and does cause cells to appear very atypcial in a pa smear and are the causes of cervical dysplasia and cancer in most womenthat get this. ...Read more

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What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?

Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read more

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What could cells of undetermined significance be on a pap smear?

A number of things: Atypical cells of undetermined significance (ascus) can represent a precancerous condition or may be associated with a variety of benign entities. The diagnosis must be interpreted in relation to other factors, such as the results of hpv testing, if performed. As such, the diagnosis of ascus "pigeon-holes" you into a defined follow up schedule that should be adhered to. ...Read more

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Pap smear came back with abnormal cells. What does this indicate?

Pap smear came back with abnormal cells. What does this indicate?

Common: That is relatively common, we would need to know how abnormal. Some could be due to inflammation, some to hpv involvement, and others to tumors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have precancerous cells on your pap smear?

At risk of cancer: Precancerous cells indicate presence of pathologic processes that could lead to development of cancer. ...Read more

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