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 RLACY - Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:24 pm

 Shana Johnson, CNA - Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:21 am

User avatar There is no specific cause for cerivcal dysplasia. If diagnosed, a colposcopy will be done to determine the extent of the dysplasia, then a biopsy will be done, and surgery to remove the bad cells.
 Buddy5 - Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:14 pm

My wife has been in the military for 28 years...her unit is returning from Iraq next month ..she has emailed me on test results she received on a Pam Smear...the results are stated in abbreviations that she has ASCUS and AGUS...with dysplasia in question marks..she is not curent (yearly) on PAPS sent 1997...they are asking for an immedaite follow-up on her return...WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Please help

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 Shana Johnson, CNA - Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:32 am

User avatar ASCUS is sometimes a result of HPV changes in a pap smear. The acronym stands for Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance and is part of the Bethesda System for reporting of Pap smear results. Squamous cells make up most of the cells in the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), and the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts. ASCUS is sometimes a result of HPV changes in a pap smear.
This diagnosis means that irregular cells have shown up on a Pap smear, and it could be caused by a large number of sources. Many of the causes are minor infections or irritations that the body will handle naturally. This condition can also be a warning of precancerous change called dysplasia. ASCUS is sometimes a result of HPV changes in a pap smear


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