Huh? Pap smear lacked cells from center

peanutpeanutbutterNovember 13, 2010

My last pap smear came back as "normal" but with a note that it lacked cells from center of the cervix.

Huh? Isn't everything made up of cells?

How do they know the lack of cells came from the center?

I'm confused.

Any info is helpful. Thanks.

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Hmmmm.....I don't know.
But I'd ask my doctor if cancer starts in the center of the cervix, and if so, I'd have another pap test. And if that is the problem, I would hope they wouldn't charge you again, since it sounds like the doc didn't take cells from the right area.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2010 at 4:42PM
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