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Reactive cellular change on pap smear!

On 2016 March My pap report says specimen adequacy: satisfactory for evaluation.
Result: negative for intraepithelilal lession or malignency.
Other non neoplastic finding reactive cellular changes.
i had cervical ectropion. For ectropion i Dr gave me cryotherapy. I have 2 child.August 2015 i did pap test that was totally normal. But 2016 march dr found hypertrophied cervix (33mm) on usg then she order pap smear that came back reactive cellular change. I am worried about reactive cellular change.could you please explain why i have reactive cellular change?
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replied May 31st, 2016
Reactive cellular changes are nothing but changes associated with chronic inflammation and it is a very common finding on the PAP smear. You need not worry too much.

If you have any doubts, you may consult your doctor and seek a proper advice.


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