Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
142 Doctors are Online

Pregnant. What is meant by increased number of leukocytes in the vaginal smear?

May 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 4909 Questions
I am 4 months pregnant and my review is diagnosed in Pope II and increased number of leukocytes in the vaginal smear?Is that something XXXXXXX and how is it treated?
Posted Sun, 28 Oct 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 2 hours later
Thanks for the query.

Class II in pap smear indicates atypical cells.
This can be atypical cells of uncertain significance or due to infection etc.
Usually during pregnancy the number of neutrophils will be less in pap smear.
So according to increased number of leukocytes and atypical cells there is possibility for infection.
If your doctor suggests you can go for colposcopy, swab for culture and sensitivity to find out the exact cause of abnormality.
Treatment for infection can be taken with medicines which are safer in pregnancy.
Usually abnormal smear will not affect the baby, but infection should be treated early and completely to prevent premature uterine action, chorioamnionitis etc.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor