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What does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ralph Boling
Check endometrium as well
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: AGCUS

Abnormal glandular cells within a pap smear can come from the endocervical canal or from the endometrium.
Likewise they can also be mistaken for squamous cells that line the outside of the cervix. Typically additional biopsies may need to be obtained to further investigate the cause of the atypical glandular cells in a pap smear, but it may depend on the specific history of the patient.

In brief: AGCUS

Abnormal glandular cells within a pap smear can come from the endocervical canal or from the endometrium.
Likewise they can also be mistaken for squamous cells that line the outside of the cervix. Typically additional biopsies may need to be obtained to further investigate the cause of the atypical glandular cells in a pap smear, but it may depend on the specific history of the patient.
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