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If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?

Don't panic: Maybe 5-10% of women have pap smears more or less like this. You are at increased risk for cancer of the cervix, a cruel disease that was once a major killer in the us and still is in much of the world. However... If you continue to be screened as your physician instructs, your chances of dying of cervical cancer are extremely low. ...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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Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?

Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?

Slight abnormality: I am sure your gynecologist can help you address your concerns. Metaplastic cells are slightly abnormal but they are not cancerous. So you do not need to worry. Yet you need to continue to have regular pap smear testing as advised by your gynecologist and follow up on this abnormality which is likely to resolve with time. ...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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Smear of my wife: endocervical cell/metaplastic t.Z. Component absent, adequate squamous present, no evidence of sil in the sample, what mean? Thanks

Smear of my wife: endocervical cell/metaplastic t.Z. Component absent, adequate squamous present, no evidence of sil in the sample, what mean? Thanks

PAP smear results: Pap sounds like it was normal. The cervix is composed of an endocervix (inner portion) and ectocervix (external part protruding into vagina). The transformation zone (tz) is the most common location for cervical cancer to form. Metaplasia is the change of one cell type to another and can increase the risk of cancer, but was absent. Sil (squamous intraepithelial lesion) can precede cervical cancer. ...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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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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After having a leep of CIN 2-3, my latest pap smear says I have metaplastic squamous cells. What does that mean?

Benign process.: Metaplasia is a reactive condition that occurs even in the normal cervix. The outer cervix (ectocervix) is composed of squamous cells, while the inner cervix (endocervix) is lined by glandular cells. In an inflamed environment, such as after a leep, glandular cells undergo metaplasia to squamous cells, as squamous cells are hardier. ...Read more

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