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Is it normal to have abnormal cells in Pap smear?
However, those cells are not abnormal enough to be considered dysplasia. ASCUS is the most common abnormal Pap smear result. It is usually nothing to worry about. Although ASCUS can be caused by an early HPV infection, an ASCUS diagnosis may also be due to irritation from sex or even bad Pap smear technique.
What does a positive Pap smear test result mean?
A positive result indicates the presence of abnormal cells, also called an abnormal Pap. Remember that this is a test, not a diagnosis. A positive result does not prove that you have cancer or even dysplasia (a pre-cancerous condition).
What should I do if my Pap test results are abnormal?
Make sure you receive your test results and understand any follow-up visits or treatments that you need. Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance ( ASC-US) is the most common abnormal Pap test finding. It means that some cells don’t look completely normal, but it’s not clear if the changes are caused by HPV infection.
What does an abnormal Pap test result mean for vaginal infection?
Vaginal Infection. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an abnormal Pap test result can also indicate that you might have a vaginal infection. If you do have an infection, you may be experiencing such symptoms as vaginal itching and odorous discharge, the Mayo Clinic reports.