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What do endometrial cells appearing on pap smear indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: What does it mean when endometrial cells present itselfs on a pap smear
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Paps smear is normal report it shows active menstruation

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I appreciate your concern
Your reports are suggestive of absence of any kind of cancer or malignancies
So you need not to be worried too much
Endometrial cells on paps smear is suggestive of active uterine lining which only shows about active menstruation

If you can upload me more information like your obstetric and menstrual history, I will be able to help you in best possible way

I would advise you for an ultrasound pelvis to look for uterus and subsequently cause for abnormal bleeding

Maintain good hygiene
Have multivitamins and calcium supplements

Hope this answers your question
please feel free to ask for more clarification I will gladly answer you
wishing you good health
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (43 minutes later)
Thank you for your response. I was just coming off my period couple days before the pap smear. I was on the depo for about 10 years until last February when i was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. I am also on tamoxifen. What concerned me is when the nurse told me i am tooo young for endometrial cells to appear. Would the pap smear show atypical cells?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Paps smear is not showing any atypical cells

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your reply
You need not to be worried at all for atypical cells as your reports are not suggestive of presence of atypical cells

Presence of Endometrial cells is a normal finding when paps smear has taken 2 days after menses
Just relax
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (35 minutes later)
What does endocervical component absent mean --- the APRN did not get enough tissue so it might affect my report
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It means absence of abnormal cells (atypical cells) in endocervical region

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your reply
Absent endocervical component means there is no abnormal cells in endocervical region which may appear in women near menopause

so you need not to worry about your report
wishing you good health
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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What do endometrial cells appearing on pap smear indicate?

Brief Answer: Paps smear is normal report it shows active menstruation Detailed Answer: Hello I appreciate your concern Your reports are suggestive of absence of any kind of cancer or malignancies So you need not to be worried too much Endometrial cells on paps smear is suggestive of active uterine lining which only shows about active menstruation If you can upload me more information like your obstetric and menstrual history, I will be able to help you in best possible way I would advise you for an ultrasound pelvis to look for uterus and subsequently cause for abnormal bleeding Maintain good hygiene Have multivitamins and calcium supplements Hope this answers your question please feel free to ask for more clarification I will gladly answer you wishing you good health Regards