What does low level cancer cells mean from abnormal pap smear.
A bit worried. Had pap done 1 week ago from yesterday. Nurse called today to schedule a biopsy ASAP next week.
I asked her the results, and all she said was it came back abnormal for low level cancer cells. Squamous was a term she also used.
I had a baby June 2011. Pap after birth, fine. Next pap, abnormal for precancerous cells, and dr instructed another pap in 6 months. That one should have happened last September.,I missed it because we moved across the state in July and I started a new job in August. I finally got in to have the pap last week, and now I'm being scheduled for a biopsy.
Can precancer cells chang that quickly? Does the abnormal pap of low level cancer cells mean (cancer)?
I'm a little freaked out. What symptoms should I look out for that could be related?
Low-grade (LSIL) means that there are early changes in the size and shape of cells. They may also be referred to as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN-1). Since there is abnormal PAP smear again, the doctor may perform endocervical curettage or a biopsy. A biopsy is the removal of cells or tissues from the abnormal area for examination under a microscope.
If the cells come abnormal, then treatment is decided.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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