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What do my Pap smear results mean?
What Do Your Pap Smear Results Mean? 1 Normal Pap Smear Results. If only normal cervical cells were discovered during your Pap smear,… 2 Abnormal Pap Smear Results. If abnormal or unusual cells were discovered during your Pap smear,… 3 Follow-Up After an Abnormal Pap Smear. Follow-up depends on the type of abnormality seen.
What happens if my Pap smear is normal but HPV positive?
If your Pap smear is normal but your HPV test is positive, your doctor will talk to you about possible recommendations. There are a few different reasons why this may occur. Most commonly, it means that an HPV infection is present but not causing any abnormalities in the cervical cells at the time.
What does adenocarcinoma mean on a Pap smear?
Squamous Cell Cancer or Adenocarcinoma Cells. This result means the cells collected for the Pap smear appear so abnormal that the pathologist is almost certain a cancer is present. Squamous cell cancer refers to cancers arising in the flat surface cells of the vagina or cervix.
What are possible abnormal findings on a Pap test?
Possible abnormal findings on a Pap test include ASC-US, AGC, LSIL, ASC-H, HSIL, AIS, or cervical cancer. Your health care provider will recommend follow-up steps you need to take based on your specific test result and your past test results.