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What does my PAP smear test results mean?

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I got my pap smear test done and the result says... SUPERFICIAL AND INTERMEDIATE SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS SEEN ALONG WITH
ENDOCERVICAL CELLS AND METAPLASTIC SQUAMOUS CELLS AGAINST
A BACKGROUND OF MODERATE INFLAMMATION.
DIAGNOSIS: NEGATIVE FOR INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION OR MALIGNANCY. MIXED FLORA COCOBACILLI. What does this mean?
Posted Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
INDICATES CERVICAL INFECTION

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern
This means that there is no cancer.
However, there is infection in the cervix.
You need to receive antibiotic treatment for the same.
A cervical swab and culture also should be taken to direct the antibiotic treatment.
After the course of treatment is over, repeat smear should be taken to confirm that the inflammation / infection has subsided.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
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