Q. Is my pap smear report worrisome?

Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

My pap smear report showed intermediate and fewer superficial squamous cells with dense neutrophilic infiltrate, lacto and coccobacilli. It also reported cellular changes associated with inflammation. What does it mean?


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Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
MBBS., PGDGM., MD PATHOLOGY
Geriatrics, Hematology, Pathology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

  • There are plenty of acute inflammatory cells (neutrophils) and bacteria, possibly bacterial vaginosis.
  • Clinically, you could be having white discharge from vagina.
  • Based on pap smear findings, there is only bacterial infection and all features are similar to these findings.
  • No tumor cells or any other significant findings seen. So, there is nothing to worry.
  • Antibiotics treatment will help in complete recovery.

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