Q. Is polypoidal endocervicitis with focal squamous metaplasia malignant?

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Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 14, 2022

Hello doctor,

My mother was facing frequent urination problems. So she took a urine routine, culture, and abdomen scan.

The urologist said everything was fine except that blood traces are found in urine and fibroids are present.

So, the doctor advised her to meet a gynecologist.

The gynecologist checked and did a polypectomy and sent the sample for further testing.

We are waiting for the result.

Meanwhile, the Pap smear result came wherein they mentioned inflammation with scattered squamous cells and intermediate type, inadequate for evaluation.

Will it be malignant or benign?

Kindly advise.

Thank you.



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The Pap (Papanicolaou test) smear report shows inflammation (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), which means some infection could be due to the cervical polyp.

Have you been given any antibiotics?

The smears would need to be repeated to comment clearly on malignancy, but currently, it does not show malignancy.

The inflammation could resolve after removal of the polyp too.

Thanks and regards.

Hi doctor,

The gynecologist has prescribed Forcan, Candifem, and Secnil forte tablets.

Thank you.



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Thank you for the details.

This treatment should be sufficient to reduce inflammation.

After completion, you can do a repeat Pap smear test.

Thanks and regards.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your concern.

The histopathology results have come, and impressions says "polypoidal endocervicitis with focal squamous metaplasia."

Is this benign or malignant?

Kindly help.

Thank you.



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This finding on the biopsy is benign.

Infection was seen on this, so the antibiotics should help resolve it.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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