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what does this Diagnosis mean; Epithelial cell abnormality

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what does this Diagnosis mean; Epithelial cell abnormality atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. Speciman Adequacy; satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells [endocervical component] are present.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Mary Claire Haver, M. D. replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your question. It is an honor to be of some assistance to you.

You have an ASCUS pap - the cells are slightly abnormal, but the pathologist cannot firmly identify dysplasia or not. It can be caused from mild infection, or early infection with the HPV virus. The next step is to have the HPV test checked to see if you test postive for the virus that might cause cervical cancer. If it is negative, you are fine and should have a pap next year.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Please, do not hesitate to ask me any questions in the future or to request me.

Remember, this communication does not replace a visit to the doctor.

Good Luck and Well Wishes,

Dr. Haver
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So, HPV high risk positive, means ?
Expert:  Mary Claire Haver, M. D. replied 6 years ago.
Sorry - HPV is human papilloma virus, the strains that can cause cervical cancer are called high risk. We automatically check the women with ASCUS to see if we need to do any closer observation or if means nothing significant is going on.

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