Doctor insights on:
What Is An Abornomal Pap Smear With Precancerous Cells
A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A precancerous condition (or premalignant condition) is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to cancer. Premalignant lesion is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than ...Read more
Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is pap smear report. I want to understand it. " reveals many exfoliated ectocervical superficial and intermediate cells with parabasal cells.
Normal so far: If the specimen was adequate (they should have said if it wasn't) and that's all, you're good to go. Keep getting checked. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For good health- Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?
Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Pap smear test satisfactory for evaluation. Metaplastic cells present. Normal epithelial cells seen. I got positive of type 56, can it be cure?
Tell us the report: Nothing else can cause the abnormal PAP but tell us the grade/degree of abnormality. it may be mild changes which are meaningless. check the grade of PAP report/changes ...Read more
My pap test indicates a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia and no HPV changes? Is it cancer?
My cervical pap smear test report is negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy with sever inflammatory smear dr. Plz say about treatment?
Your GYN can help: There is nothing to worry about. You may need a short course of antibiotics in case there is vaginal infection(ask your gynecologist about it. But the main purpose of pap is to make sure you do not have cancer of the cervix or precancer conditions caused by hpv. In that regard you should be happy that it is all well. ...Read more
There is no significant atypia or evidence of cervical intraepithelial lesion - pap smear test. What does this mean?
No atypia: No significant atypia or evidence of cervical intraepithelial lesion means benign. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Abnormal pap smear precancerous cells
- What does it mean if you have precancerous cells on your pap smear?
- Precancerous pap smear results
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What can cause atypical cells in pap smear?
- What do abnormal cells in a pap smear mean?
- What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear?
- What does atypical cells mean in a pap smear?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free