Ovarian Cancer Community
Abnormal Cells~ what does that mean???
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to ovarian cancer, biopsy, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, hysterectomy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, screening, and staging.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Abnormal Cells~ what does that mean???

I just got a phone call today from the health department saying that my last pap was abnormal... They said i had abnormal cells and at this time i'm at what they call a low grade... They said i need to have more test's done and need to get insurence if i can! But if i can't they would just have to do a pap every 4 months untill it gets worst and then they can provide me insurence.
     I'm not sure i understand what they're telling me. About 3 years ago i had my period for 3 months streight and they were going to have to do a histerectomy to stop the bleeding but i ended up moving and never got it done... I was only 16 at the time and didn't think anything of it... I've never been able to take birth control... I just had a baby 10 months ago and they done many pap's and as far as i know every one of them came back normal.... So how could it be abnormal now.  They said low grade is right in the middle.. What i understand is that it can become cancer but i'm not sure. Does anyone know??? They said i have to get an Compulcipy- i'm not sure how to spell it or pronounce it... but i guess i have to have one of those test done. If anyone knows about this please please write me back.... Thank you so much!!!
Related Discussions
3 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
THAT WORD WAS COLPOSCOPY~ IT'S JUST WERE THEY USE A MICROSCOPE TO SEE MY CERVIX BETTER....
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I think what you are looking at with the abnormal cells is Cervical dysplasia.  It is the finding of abnormal cells on the cervix.  It is caused by some type of virus, usually spread to a female by a male.  It is most common in woman who have had multiple partners (this includes a male partner who has had multiple female partners) I have a friend who is 40 and only had 2 partners, but her husband and ex-husband both had NUMEROUS partners, therefore she contracted the virus that lead to the displasia.  

There are several steps involved, I believe the  colposcopy is the second step after the second pap comes back abnormal.  I have had 3-4 friends have to go back for a second pap in 3 mos because of abnormal cells found.  Only one had an actual issue, the rest have had normal pap's after the first one being abnormal.  The abnormal cells can be "burned off" and never cause a problem again.  But remember it depends on the severity of the abnormal cells.  

I typed in cervical dysplasia in my search engine and came up with :
http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/cervicaldysplasia/index.shtml

I think you will find this helpful as well as ease your mind too!

Good luck to you and keep your appointments!

karin


Blank
Avatar_n_tn
be diligent and get checked again...  it could be that you need additional testing to confirm what exactly is wrong. hang in there
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ovarian Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Ovarian Cancer Answerers
667078_tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time