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What do abnormal pap results mean?

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Dr. Emily Szewczyk
Family Medicine
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In brief: Precancerous cells

Abnormal pap results usually indicate precancerous cells caused by hpv virus.
Your doctor will make a personal recommendation for you based on how severe the abnormality is. More testing may be necessary to determine if you need a procedure done to remove the abnormal cells and decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer. Please ask your physician to explain your results to you.

In brief: Precancerous cells

Abnormal pap results usually indicate precancerous cells caused by hpv virus.
Your doctor will make a personal recommendation for you based on how severe the abnormality is. More testing may be necessary to determine if you need a procedure done to remove the abnormal cells and decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer. Please ask your physician to explain your results to you.
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice

In brief: Papilloma Virus.

A sample of the cervix is taken during a pelvic exam and smeared on a glass slide to be viewed under the microscope.
If the cells look abnormal then they are graded and reported as abnormal. The abnomality is usually caused by a papilloma virus infection and might lead to the development of cervical cancer.

In brief: Papilloma Virus.

A sample of the cervix is taken during a pelvic exam and smeared on a glass slide to be viewed under the microscope.
If the cells look abnormal then they are graded and reported as abnormal. The abnomality is usually caused by a papilloma virus infection and might lead to the development of cervical cancer.
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