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What happens if cell changes are detected during cervical smear test?

What happens if cell changes are detected during cervical smear test?

Depends: Depends on the type of abnormality. Some abnormalities require a repeat pap smear. Others may require a colposcopy (looking at the cervix with a microscope) and a biopsy. ...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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Will a pap smear show if there are abnormal cells of the cervix?

Will a pap smear show if there are abnormal cells of the cervix?

Yes: Yes, a pap smear is a routine screening test recommended for all females of certain age groups. During a pap smear, your physician swabbed your cervix and has sent the specimen to the pathologist who will assess for the presence of any abnormal cells. Speak to your doctor about the test results. ...Read more

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What leads to abnormality in pap smear test and what are cures that helps stop abnormality?

HPV: The hujman papilloma virus is the cause of the vast majority of abnormal pap tests. The virus can be avoided by getting vaccinated by the hpv vaccine. Currently there are 2 versions in the us: Gardasil and cerverix. Currently they are approved for those 9 - 26 years old. ...Read more

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What do benign reactive changes in pap test mean?

Nothing to worry abo: If the changes are benign, that means there is no sign of cancer .So you can relax and be happy. Reactive does not mean anything special...So you can ignore it. ...Read more

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If had leep& the next pap is abnormal does that mean doc didn't remove all precancerous cells?If the next 2paps are abnormal should have 2nd leep done

If had leep& the next pap is abnormal does that mean doc didn't remove all precancerous cells?If the next 2paps are abnormal should have 2nd leep done

Depends: The repeat paps are to determine if there are abnormal cells. It is possible that not all the abnormal cells were removed with the leep, but it is more likely that the problem has recurred - that is why you must have continued follow-up. The recurrence risk for moderate and severe dysplasia is as high as 50%. ...Read more

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What is endocervical cells? I've done with my routine pap smear test, and this 2times of my results stated endocervical cells are present.

Endocervical cells: These cells line the innermost portion of the cervix and are normal. The endocervical canal leads to the endometrial cavity. ...Read more

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Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

No effect on test: The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix. If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lgsil always found onpapresults due to hpvfor past6 yrs.Besides waiting to see if cells change what else can be done?Had abnormal paps, 3biopsies&1leep

Lgsil always found onpapresults due to hpvfor past6 yrs.Besides waiting to see if cells change what else can be done?Had abnormal paps, 3biopsies&1leep

Abnormal Pap: It surely sounds like your physician is doing everything right. You have no progress to worse disease. The only other option is to have a hysterectomy. If you are done having children and are done worrying about your cervix then having a conversation about hysterectomy seems like a logical next step. ...Read more

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Can a pap miss adenocarcinoma? Concerned because of watery discharge, pelvic and back pain. Pap normal, hpv positive.

Can a pap miss adenocarcinoma? Concerned because of watery discharge, pelvic and back pain. Pap normal, hpv positive.

Yes, rare..., but...: On PAP smear does offer 100% guaranty for not having cancer of cervix since, in life reality, no test has ever yielded 100% of sensitivity or specificity. But coupling (-)-yielded PAP with watery discharge would reasonably sate you have no cervical cancer because recurrent post-coital bloody discharge has been more common. Ask your gyn or PCP if you need to repeat in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What happens when u have several abnormal pap smears?

What happens when u have several abnormal pap smears?

It depends,,,: It depends on the results. If it's low to high grade, things like colposcopy and excision biopsy are done. If biopsy shows carcinoma in situ, the same schedule for paps is maintained. But if it's more invasive things like surgery and chemotherapy may be done. It's important to keep getting paps every year if they're abnormal as it is there to prevent the abnormalities from becoming invasive. ...Read more

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Does a cervical smear to detect cancer cells detect std's at the same time?

Does a cervical smear to detect cancer cells detect std's at the same time?

Not all: A paps smear is specifically looking at the cells in the mucosa of the cervix. At the same time swabs and sampling a can b taken to look for stds and when the paps smear is being done it is often combined with a pelvic exam. During this exam the md should b able to notice any suspicious looking ulcerationa or lesions or infections and decide if further tests need to b done to look for stds. ...Read more

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Pap Smear done 8 months back, no atypical cells, only mild inflammatory smear. Doctor said it is normal, should the test be repeated any time soo?

Pap Smear done 8 months back, no atypical cells, only mild inflammatory smear. Doctor said it is normal, should the test be repeated any time soo?

No. Not needed. : It's good news if the cells where not abnormal. Some inflammatory changes are not worrisome. It is also important to know if the HPV test was done. HPV is a virus which may lead to abnormal cells in time. If not the HPV and cells were both negative, you should have nothing to worry about regarding cervical cancer. Inflammatory changes are usually self limited and may be due to hormonal factors. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...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