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What do superficial and intermediate cells mean in pap smear result?

What do superficial and intermediate cells mean in pap smear result?

Nothing significant: These are normal cells. So you do not have any indication of abnormal cells like cancer or pre-cancer to worry about. ...Read more

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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My pap smear result is moderate inflammation, what does it mean?

Cervicitis: This simply means inflammatory cells where present on your cervix. There is no evidence of dysplasia. Your doctor may place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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My pap smear result says "reactive changes due to inflammation". What does it means?

My pap smear result says "reactive changes due to inflammation". What does it means?

Generally: The purpose of a pap smear is to find precancerous cells so the problem can be remedied. This is not precancerous. If your chlamydia test and gonnerea tests were negative, you have no pain or discharge, it the pathologists way if saying "there could be an infection, we're not sure" it doesn't mean there is one and most often not. Generally it's an incidental finding. ...Read more

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What does missing component of cervix mean in pap smear result?

What does missing component of cervix mean in pap smear result?

Often endocervical: Sometimes a pap smear only collects cells from the outer lays of the cervix (squamous cells) and not the inner layers of the cervix, the endocervical canal, which collects glandular cells. Both are required for a pap to be adqeuate. Often your health care provider will have you return for an attempt to sample the glandular cells as well. ...Read more

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My pap smear result is moderate inflammation.What the means?Thanks doc.

My pap smear result is moderate inflammation.What the means?Thanks doc.

White blood cells: Inflammation found on a pap smear is usually not something to get too concerned about. It means that they detected some white blood cells in the specimen and possibly saw red looking cervical cells. Could be cervical inflammation which is common and does not necessarily mean a problem. It's possible there's an infection (but not always) and your doc may repeat the pap in 6 months. ...Read more

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I just got my pap smear result and it came back saying i have CIN1 is it treatable and does it go away ...what does CIN1 means?

Do follow it up: Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. You've got some clearly-abnormal cells growing in the very surface layer of your cervix. They are not an immediate danger but are the breeding ground for nastier stuff. It's more likely than not to self-cure but you'll probably have a discussion with your physician, a possible HPV virus test / biopsy / laser / management. Stay on top of it. ...Read more

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Pap smear result shows reactive cellular changes. Does this indicate hpv? Also shows moderate inflammation.Followup recommended. What does this mean

It does not: You have some inflammation due perhaps to mild physical injury or a non-hpv infection. The smear should probably be repeated because the injury changes can mask the premalignant changes that the pap smear looks for. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi Dr should I be more worried if pap smear result showing endocervica cells present and HPV infection but it didn't mention the type?

Hi Dr should I be more worried if pap smear result showing endocervica cells present and HPV infection but it didn't mention the type?

Here are some ...: It's most logical and beneficial for you to bring this Q to your Gyn-doc for better collaboration and counseling for the present and future. Generally speaking, all you can and should do is having PAP smear more diligently and vigilantly than the average women so to observe: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation with no looking-back. Best wish... ...Read more

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Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. Atypical endocervical cells seen.On my pap smear result.Am i at risk to cervical cancer?

Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. Atypical endocervical cells seen.On my pap smear result.Am i at risk to cervical cancer?

HPV test?: Unfortunately, anyone who has had genital contact is at risk for cervical cancer because the human papilloma virus is so widespread. Usually when we find atypical cells on a pap smear, we reflexively test for hpv. If it is positive, then you do have a small risk for dysplasia or precancer, but if it is negative, you have almost no risk. If your hpv test is (+), you will need follow up. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear result, chart online says A in "Flag" category w/ HSIL. With title "Pap IG, CT-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU what does this mean? Do I have HPV?

Abnormal pap smear result, chart online says A in "Flag" category w/ HSIL. With title "Pap IG, CT-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU what does this mean? Do I have HPV?

Follow up on this!: It is not entirely clear what this line means but let me break it down for you a bit. HSIL stands for high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. This is one step before cervical cancer and if that's what the pap said, you need a colposcopy and cervical biopsy. CT usually means chlamydia was negative. rfx HPV means reflex HPV in the event that the pap is ASCUS. HPV is positive for most HSIL. ...Read more

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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