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What Does It Mean When Not Enough Cells Are Gotten For A Pap Smear
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
Endometrial cells: Within normal limits Pap smear result means that no cell lesions or malignancy have been found. Reactive cellular changes, cellular atrophy, and endometrial cells present are normal variables. Pap smears are an excellent tool, but are not perfect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You need to followup: There are several categories of abnormal paps. Each category has a risk of finding a cervical precancer or (more rarely) a cancer associated with it. Your doctor may look at the cervix with a colposcope to get a magnified view of any abnormalities and may even take a small biopsy. It is important for you to contact your doctor about these abnormalities. ...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
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?
Hi i've made the pap smear test and i received the result as "satisfactory for evaluation" also, endocervical cells are present. What does that means?
Results of pap smear is normal but endocervical and or squamous metaplastic cells. Endocervical component are present. What does this mean?
Slight abnormality: I am sure your gynecologist can help you address your concerns. Metaplastic cells are slightly abnormal but they are not cancerous. So you do not need to worry. Yet you need to continue to have regular pap smear testing as advised by your gynecologist and follow up on this abnormality which is likely to resolve with time. ...Read more
My pap smear said normal, but what does this mean "Endocervical Component/Squamous Metaplastic Cells from Transformation Zone are
Good: That means that the pap smear tested the area between the ecto- and endo-cervix, the "transformation zone". This is the zone where abnormal cells tend to arise, so the fact that this pap smear captured cells from that area is perfect, that's just the area that doctor was hoping to analyze. Metaplastic cells are not cancer, and are benign, so this is a benign result. HOpe that helps! ...Read more
I just had my annual Pap smear done and the results say "MODERATE GRAM POSITIVE RODS SEEN, FEW SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS SEEN" what does this mean?
Skin bacteria: considered to be contamination-not serious and a common finding. ...Read more
My pap smear showed negative, but also said Atrophic pattern; predominantly parabasal cells. What does that mean, Low estrogen? 65 & post menopausal
Pap smear results say normal/negative for interepithelial lesions or malignancy but also says reactive epithelial cell changes. What does that mean?
My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells?What does this mean?My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.
It's a precaution: Endometrial cells come from your uterus. In women your age, about 12% show normal endometrial cells on their pap smear. Usually they are just normal cells that have "shed" into your pap smear. But about 1 in 10 times they can signal something abnormal is happening in your uterus, possibly cancer. It's recommended that any woman with these cells on a pap smear has further testing, just to be sure. ...Read more
I had a pap smear.My dr said I have pre-cancerous cells they found on my cervix. I am 30 years old. 3 kids by c-secton. What does this mean?
Hi i did a pap smear and results came back as follow: low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion does it mean I have canser? Or canser cells?
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