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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

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 more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

Do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

No: There are multiple grades and types of abnormalities detected on pap. You should discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap results mean?

What do abnormal pap results mean?

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 more

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What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

Not a standard abb.: Sprcs is not a standard abbreviation used on pap smears. If yiou can get a full copy of the report and post it for us, we could help. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have agus abnormal pap smear results?

What does it mean to have agus abnormal pap smear results?

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

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What does having normal ESR test results mean?

What does having normal ESR test results mean?

Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's probably been superseded by the C-reactive protein. ...Read more

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What do pregnancy test results mean?

What do pregnancy test results mean?

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 more

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What does lactic acid test show? What do abnormal results mean?

What does lactic acid test show? What do abnormal results mean?

The main use: of Lactic acid in the medical setting is to diagnose the presence of Sepsis or bloodborne infection. Due to poor distribution of oxygen at the tissue level in the presence of infection, lactic acid is over- produced by affected cells. ...Read more

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Abnormal stool test results.. Worried, what to do?

Abnormal stool test results.. Worried, what to do?

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

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What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

More vigilance: Depending on the severity of the abnormality it may require as little as continuing annual paps; colposcopic examination, may be a biopsy, and in very severe cases removal of a cone of the cervix. ...Read more

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What do my AFP test results mean? What are the normal results? Pregnant.

What do my AFP test results mean?  What are the normal results?  Pregnant.

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

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Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Slightly abnormal pap smear, negative HPV results, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Depends: Most likely there is not much concern if the hpv dna test is negative. Slightly abnormal paps could be secondary to atrophy or mild inflammation. ...Read more

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What could my urinalysis test results mean?

What could my urinalysis test results mean?

Your Doctor: can tell you the results and interpret them for you. This article is a good source of basic info: http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/URINE/URINE.html ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a negative cervical biopsy but abnormal pap smear?

Biopsy is the final : A cervix biopsy is more reliabe than a pap smear. So a negative biopsy means that there is no cancer seen from where the biopsy was taken. Your doctor can make it clear if you ask him/her. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your colposcopy test results come back normal?

What could it mean if your colposcopy test results come back normal?

Excellent news: This means that you will need a pap smear and hpv test in 12 months. It means that the abnormal pap results do not indicate cancer or pre-cancer. It's a good thing. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your colposcopy test results for HPV come back normal?

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

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more