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Huh? Pap smear lacked cells from center

Posted by peanutpeanutbutter (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 13, 10 at 3:19

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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RE: Huh? Pap smear lacked cells from center

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.

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