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EPITHELIAL CELL ABNORMALITY. - LOW-GRADE SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION (LGSIL); MILD DYSPLASIA AND - HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS EFFECTS ARE PRESENT. F Specimen adequacy: Comment IA - Satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic - cells (endocervical component) are present. F

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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your test results. Actually, the results of this pap smear indicate that you have ABNORMAL cells in the sample. Now a pap smear is done to determine whether the cells in your cervix and vagina are normal or not, in your case, they found a LOW-RISK abnormal cell. The type of abnormal cell found is LGSIL, this is the term used to define cells which have a LOW risk of developing more serious problems like cervical cancer. Again I would emphasize that these cells have a LOW risk of causing cancer. The MILD DYSPLASIA which is mentioned means that the cells have an abnormal activity.

"Squamous" refers to the type of thin coating cells that make up the outer layer of the cervix. If a Pap smear returns with a result of LGSIL, then your doctor may choose to follow-up with a repeat Pap smear (since most LGSIL resolves spontaneously), or he/she may choose to more aggressively monitor work up this result with a colposcopy and biopsy. A colposcopy is a test performed by your doctor in which he uses direct visualization with a light source and magnifying binoculars to visualize your cervix to detect any abnormalities in the skin.

The human papilloma virus effects portion means that they could see changes in the cells consistent with the presence of HPV in the body.

Now in this situation, the next step would be a colposcopy. That would give us a better idea as to what the next step should be and usually once the colposcopy shows no major abnormality, you would just get repeated pap smears on a yearly basis to monitor the situation.

So, in short, this test result DOES NOT indicate that you have cancer but rather that you have some ABNORMAL cells which warrant close monitoring and observation.

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