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Rare Groups Of Cells On Pap
Please explain pap results: "rare hyperchromatic groups of atypical glandular cells, favor endocervical". What could this mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap Smear result: A single group of spindle cells admixed with neutrophils is seen representing atypical spindle cell proliferation. Is it cancer?
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
Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didnt explain please help!! ?
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
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
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
Not much more: Low grade is indeed low grade. Dont worry. ...Read more
What to do if I have had a-typical cells appear in my paps for the last 4 or 5 years. Is that normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer