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What Do Abnormal Pap Test Results Mean
It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Precancerous cells: Abnormal pap results usually indicate precancerous cells caused by hpv virus. Your doctor will make a personal recommendation for you based on how severe the abnormality is. More testing may be necessary to determine if you need a procedure done to remove the abnormal cells and decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer. Please ask your physician to explain your results to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Requires evaluation: Newer term is agc, atypical glandular cells. It means that the cervix and uterus (endometrium or lining of the uterus) require further evaluation by a gynecologist who will further test the cells to look for cancer. Follow up is important because caught early, this can be treated. Ignored, it can lead to cancer. Definitely don't panic, but be sure to follow up for additional tests without delay. ...Read more
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague: First provide as complete a story and data to your doctor. It may be trivial, or possibly significant. Please re-ask your question with more information. ...Read more
Negative: AFP is the screening test for neural tube defects and down's syndrome .Normal test means your risk of having a baby with down's is very low compared to what the riskis at your age. ...Read more
Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?
HPV: Colposcopy is a procedure where the doctor looks at your cervix with a microscope and biopsies anything that appears abnormal. If your results are negative, that means that the virus hasn't caused any damage yet. Stay strong and healthy, don't smoke and get regular paps to catch any abnormalities that may occur in the future. ...Read more
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