Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Causes Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance

Share
2

2
My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?

My pap smear and my results were endocervical/transformation zone component atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance?

Follow up needed: You should discuss follow up with your doctor. Typically a colposcopy is recommended to look closer at your cervix. ...Read more

5

5
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?

Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read more

6

6
Causes for atypical squamous cells finding on pap with a negative hpv? Can these cells just go back to normal? Does this mean cancer??

Causes for atypical squamous cells finding on pap with a negative hpv? Can these cells just go back to normal? Does this mean cancer??

Yes they can become: Atypical cells can be due to many causes. Some of these causes (like infection/inflammation) do resolve and the cells then normalize. Your doctor just needs to keep an eye on this area to make sure that the cells do not get any worse over the coming 5-10 years. ...Read more

7

7
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

9

9
Epithelial cell abnormality, High-Grade Squamous Intraephithelial lesion, atypical glandular cells and sever dysplasia. What should my concern be?

Epithelial cell abnormality, High-Grade Squamous Intraephithelial lesion, atypical glandular cells and sever dysplasia. What should my concern be?

Pap smear: Is this the result of your pap smear? if yes, then it means moderate or severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or carcinoma in situ, which in some cases could lead to cervical cancer. you need Colposcopy and possible biopsy.
Talk to your Gynecologist regarding a treatment plan. ...Read more

13

13
Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didn't explain please help!! ?

Pap results were rare atypical squamous cell/High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion w/ negative HPV OB didn't 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

14

14
Hi! I recently had a urinalysis that found leukocytes, proteins, ubg as well as atypical squamous cells. Should I follow up with a doctor?

Hi! I recently had a urinalysis that found leukocytes, proteins, ubg as well as atypical squamous cells. Should I follow up with a doctor?

Yes: Why was urinalysis done? Who ordered it? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

15

15
Can chewing tobacco cause a squamous cell carcinoma?

Can chewing tobacco cause a squamous cell carcinoma?

Definitely: Smokeless is absolutely a risk factor in the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, gums and jaw. ...Read more

16

16
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
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

23

23
My doctor thinks I have a bcc but I'm worried it could be a squamous cell?

Get it removed: Only sure way to differentiate if it is locally invasive basal cell carcinoma with no potential to metastasize versus lethal squamous cell carcinoma is by excision biopsy. Pathologist will easily distinguish one from the other, as clinical examination is not that accurate. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

24

24
What is squamous cell carcinoma like?

What is squamous cell carcinoma like?

Depends on site: Squamous cell carcinomas of the skin are usually slow growing and metastasize only infrequently. Squamous cell carcinomas of the lung are lethal and a majority of the patients are dead within a year. Squamous cell carcinomas of the esophagus, cervix, oro-pharynx etc fall in between. ...Read more

25

25
What is vasive squamous cell carcinoma?

What is vasive squamous cell carcinoma?

"Invasive" - deeper: Skin squamous cell carcinoma (scc) often goes through stages of evolution on its way to becoming "invasive" and eventually metastasizing. It may begin as an area of sun damage or pre-cancer (actinic keratosis) and worsen to become a superficial scc that does not yet invade deeper (scc in situ). Eventually, the scc will start to go deeper and become "invasive", then metastasize if left unchecked. ...Read more

26

26
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

27

27
What is "atypical squamous metaplasia"?

What is "atypical squamous metaplasia"?

Abnormal cells: These are abnormal cells but they are not cancerous at present. So you need it rechecked as instructed by your doctor as there may be increased risk of developing cancer in this location in the future. ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
What causes a benign keratotic squamous pappilloma to the back?

What causes a benign keratotic squamous pappilloma to the back?

Papilloma: Keratotic skin lesions are often related to Sun exposure, but papillomas are often seen in nonsunexposed areas of the skin. A dermatologist may be better qualified to answer your question, however. ...Read more

30

30
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

33

33
Can squamous cell cancer be cured?

Can squamous cell cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends on the site of the cancer and stage of cancer. Squamous cell cancers of the skin are usually curable, but if in the lung, it is a much more lethal tumor. ...Read more

34

34
Can you tell me if either squamous or basal cell carcinomas blanch?

Can you tell me if either squamous or basal cell carcinomas blanch?

Usually not: Skin lesions that "blanch" mean the color goes out of them when you press a glass slide on the lesion. This occurs in lesions that get their color from blood supply. Usually skin cancers don't blanch. Squamous cell carcinomas are usually scaly and basal cell carcinomas look like a nodule with a little bite out of the center. Blanching or not, the only way to tell for sure is a biopsy. ...Read more

35

35
What are stages of squamous cell carcinoma?

What are stages of squamous cell carcinoma?

Differentiated: The pathology report will desribe well, moderate or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated is less advanced. It will also describe depth on invasion and whether nerves are involved. An evaluation of lymph nodes is done to confirm squamous cell is localized to skin. In advanced cases it will have spread requiring surgery followed by radiation, and possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

36

36
Is a squamous cell something that forms squamous cell carcinoma?

Is a squamous cell something that forms squamous cell carcinoma?

Not necessarily: Squamous cells are normal constituents of skin and some of the other linings, e.g., vagina. Squamous cells per se do not give rise to any cancer. Some cancer have squamous cell features. ...Read more

37

37
WBC/HPF25-50, RVC/HPF2-5 Urine Epithelial Cells 1+No squamous epithelial cells 1+ Squamous epithelial urine bacteria 2+ urine moucose 1+ whatdoesitmean?

WBC/HPF25-50, RVC/HPF2-5 Urine Epithelial Cells 1+No squamous epithelial cells 1+ Squamous epithelial urine bacteria 2+ urine moucose 1+ whatdoesitmean?

Urine infection: Your urinalysis shows 25-50 White Blood Cells per High Power Field. The other values are either normal or just a little abnormal. This is very likely a urine infection. Do you have any symptoms? You probably need antibiotics.
Try to get a urine culture first. Your primary doctor can prescribe.
Consult me on Health Tap if you want to discuss more.
Dr. Long ...Read more

38

38
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

39

39
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

40

40
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