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What Does Abnormal Cells Mean In A Pap Smear Examination Result
Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following pap smear I need to have a colposcopic examination with biopsy and 'atypical spindle cell tumour needs to be excluded'. What is this?
ASCUS: The preferred approach for evaluation of women ages 25 or older with ASC-US cytology is testing for high-risk types of HPV with triage of women who test positive to colposcopy. Use of HPV testing to triage further evaluation of ASC-US is the most effective strategy for detecting high-grade premalignant disease or cervical cancer. ...Read more
What does it mean to have abnormal cells on your pap smear? I was told i had dysplasia cells? should i worry?
I have a result in pap smear which have remarks as "mostly intermediate cells, few superficial cells.Mild inflammatory background." What does it mean?
Nothing really: This is of no real concern. Your physician may want this information, but the key is that nothing worrisome was seen. ...Read more
Hi i just recieved my pap smear results and they came abnormal the results said epithelial cell abnormality should I be worried?
Not necessarily: The current recommendation is to not screen women under 21 by pap smear, as cervical cancer is so uncommon at that age. So it is difficult to say what to do with the result. Please remember, though, that a pap smear is a screening test, so many epithelial cell abnormalities, when investigated further, turn out to be reactive or inflammatory in nature. You should ask you care provider what next. ...Read more
I had a pap smear that came back with abnormal cells and had a colposcopy then had a pap smear with low grade cells. What does that mean?
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
Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. What does that mean?
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