Treatment of Abnormal Pap Smear
Once your Pap smear cells have been collected, your doctor will send the sample to a laboratory. The lab will view the cells through magnification and determine if any abnormalities are present. The results will be sent to you and your doctor. New River Women’s Health will always follow up with patients after an abnormal Pap test result is issued. You may need more tests to find out if you have an infection or the severity of the cell changes. There are classifications of abnormal cells including:
- Minor cell changes
- Moderate to severe cell changes
Depending on your results, we offer procedures that can remove or destroy cells before they become cancerous.
The cervix is the opening to the uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. There are many different conditions that can affect the cervix, ranging from mild inflammation to cervical cancer. These conditions can cause different symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding from your vagina, or may not cause any symptoms at all. Some conditions are normal and do not need any treatment. The type of treatment you need will depend on the underlying condition. Your doctor will be able to discuss with you the most appropriate treatment for you.