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I did a urine test after I notice of white floating stuff in my urine, My result: Squamous Epi Cells 21 Standard range: 0 - 17 cells/uL What mean?

I did a urine test after I notice of white floating stuff in my urine, My result: Squamous Epi Cells 21 Standard range: 0 - 17 cells/uL What mean?

Incomplete analysis: Unable to determine based only on epithelial cells- no clinical meaning.-seems normal so far...what is the rest of the analysis? ...Read more

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Why are squamous epi cells still found after clean catch urine specimen?

Why are squamous epi cells still found after clean catch urine specimen?

Normal response: These are the cell type lining portions of the urinary tract, and it is normal to see them in a urine specimen. ...Read more

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My urinalysis results show: occasional leucocyets, epithelial cells 1/hpf and non squamous epi cell. There's no bacteria. What does this indicate?

My urinalysis results show: occasional leucocyets, epithelial cells 1/hpf and non squamous epi cell. There's no bacteria. What does this indicate?

"possibly a UTI": While this could represent a lower urinary tact infection, this would most likely represent a contaminated specimen (especially a voided specimen in a female).
Most urologists are cautious about "treating the urinalysis" and would follow with a urine culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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What are benign squamous cells?

What are benign squamous cells?

Good News: Benign for all intensive purposes means that its not something bad. Squamous epithelium is a type of cell that lines a body cavity or internal organ...For example, the inside of your mouth. ...Read more

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What are atypical squamous cells?

What are atypical squamous cells?

Abnormal cells: Squamous cells line the junction on the cervix between the vaginal cells and the endometrial canal cells; pap smear screen for abnormal appearances in these cells as they indicate precursors to cervical cancer. Atypical means abnormal, so atypical squamous cells mean that the cells on the cervix are abnormal, but mildly abnormal, and not abnormal enough to classify as dysplasia. ...Read more

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What are metaplastic squamous cells?

What are metaplastic squamous cells?

May be abnormal cell: It is a term used by Pathologists to imply that your cells are somewhat deranged and not entirely normal. Sometimes this means that such cells can deteriorate further and may become cancerous. So it requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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What are squamous and endocervical cells?

Cervical canal linin: Cervical canal lining cells or transformation zone, the most sensitive for human papilloma virus infection changes. So it is necessary to see them on pap smear to evaluate adequacy of pap smear and presence or absence of any dysplastic changes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: squamous cell?

What is the definition or description of: squamous cell?

Squamous: Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and do not respect boundaries. ...Read more

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What is squamous epithelial cells mean, please in short aswer :)?

What is squamous epithelial cells mean, please in short aswer :)?

Squamous: Iy is a histological discription of certain cells- how they look under the microscope ...Read more

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Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells?

Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells?

Pathologist speak: This simply means that when the pathologist reviewed your pap smear it contained either normal cells from the inside of the cervical opening or cells that were not microscopically different in appearance from cervical cells. ...Read more

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What do abnormal squamous cells in urinalysis mean?

What do abnormal squamous cells in urinalysis mean?

Several things: Having an abnormal urilnalysis can result from several factors. Things such as infection, bladder stones, catheterization (especially prolonged urinary catheterization), and malignancy can be possible causes. If this was detected, a urological evaluation should be sought to include a cystoscopy (placement of a telescope into the bladder to visualize the bladder). ...Read more

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How can they tell if squamous cell carcenoma has spread?

Depends: It depends on what organ is involved with this cancer. Surveillance ct or pet/ct may be able to show if the cancer has spread. ...Read more

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If the squamous cells are many in urinalysis is that dangerous?

If the squamous cells are many in urinalysis is that dangerous?

Dirty catch: Squamous cells do not exist inside the urinary tract, they are coming from your skin cells. It means that you did not perform a "clean catch" in which you wipe your vulva with a cleansing wipe, then urinate into the toilet slightly before catching the urine into the cup. It invalidates the results of the test if there are a lot of squamous epithelial cells in the urine. ...Read more

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What does endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells are present mean?

What does endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells are present mean?

Adequate smear: If your smear reveal endocervical and squamous cells, it means your smear is satisfactory for evaluation, adequate to rule out human papilloma virus changes, to rule out high or low grade intraepithelial neoplasia. ...Read more

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Describe the purpose of a keratinized stratified squamous cell (keratinocyte).?

Describe the purpose of a keratinized stratified squamous cell (keratinocyte).?

Skin: These cells form our skin and other "barrier" tissues. Specifically the palms and soles are great examples! ...Read more

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What does endocervical and / or squamous metaplastic cells (endocervical component) are present mean?

What does endocervical and / or squamous metaplastic cells (endocervical component) are present mean?

Pathologist speak: This simply means that when the pathologist reviewed your pap smear it contained either normal cells from the inside of the cervical opening or cells that were not microscopically different in appearance from cervical cells. ...Read more

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Is a high grade squamous lesion cancer. I also have abnormal squamous cells. I'm waiting to get a colpos copy.?

Is a high grade squamous lesion cancer. I also have abnormal squamous cells. I'm waiting to get a colpos copy.?

More specific: In order to better anterior question, more information is needed. Perhaps you could approach one of the physicians in the personal message area. Be sure to describe exactly where the high-grade squamous lesion is located. It is on the skin and extremity, oriented near the anus? Are you getting a colonoscopy or a colposcopy? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please translate. Focal squamous atypia. Ki-67 shows mild increase in cell proliferation. Focal VIN can't be excluded

Please translate. Focal squamous atypia. Ki-67 shows mild increase in cell proliferation. Focal VIN can't be excluded

Pap smear: I take it that this is the result of a Pap smear and requires follow-up by your physician as this may show some abnormal cells that could be the precursor of a possible serious condition ...Read more

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Where can squamous cell cancers develop?

Skin & other sites.: Squamous refers to the type of cancer as determined by microscopic appearance. They are common in the skin. The other sites are often smoking related and include head and neck, lung, esophagus and anus. Other sites also are rarely seen. ...Read more

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Can squamous cell of the scalp be treated?

Yes: Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is typically treated with surgery. Radiation is used in some cases. The reconstruction depends on the location, size, and depth of the skin cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have squamous epithelial cells in urine?

What does it mean when you have squamous epithelial cells in urine?

Not worrisome: Squamous cells in urine could be contamination from genitalia's squamous epithelium mucosa or from trigone area of urinary bladder (female). Not worrisome. We are talking about benign squamous cells. ...Read more

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Is it common for several squamous cell skin spots to show up at the same time?

Squamous cell cancer: It is not impossible for squamous cell cancers to show up in "bunches." some chemotherapeutic medications that can trigger these. Early exposure to radiation (x-ray treatments for acne, for example) or excessive sun exposure to an area of the skin. ...Read more

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Test reads squamous epithelial cells analysis is rare. Bacteria is also rare. Not sure what that means?

Test reads squamous epithelial cells analysis is rare. Bacteria is also rare. Not sure what that means?

No worries...: These results (likely for urinalysis) are unremarkable. The term "rare" in this context means "very few in number." In other words, on microscope exam of the urine sample, there were very few bacteria (meaning not worrisome) and you had some squamous cells (very common, skin cells from skin outside of urethra [eg from penis or from your hand in close contact]). ...Read more