Abnormal Pap Smears in Lawrence, KS

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WHAT ARE ABNORMAL PAP SMEARS?

A Pap smear is often a part of a routine well-woman exam. During this diagnostic, our team is able to get a clear view of your cervix and extract cells for examination. Also called a Pap test, this preventive measure is performed to detect any cervical abnormalities. If an abnormal result is found from your Pap smear, steps will need to be taken to assess the condition of your cervix to determine the proper diagnosis and proceed with treatment. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we consider every possibility and use our expertise to restore your health. If your Pap smear results come back abnormal, our team in Lawrence, KS will reach out to you immediately to discuss your options.

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?

In many cases, the cause for an abnormal Pap test will be the presence of HPV (human papillomavirus), a sexually transmitted infection. These abnormal cells can go away on their own, but certain types of this STI have been linked to the formation of cervical cancer. If your Pap test comes back abnormal, the following steps may include:

  • Colposcopy to get a clearer view of the cervix
  • An HPV test to assess the affected cells
  • A LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) to biopsy cells in the lower genital tract
  • A follow-up Pap smear after 6 – 12 months

KEEP YOUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN CHECK

Having an abnormal Pap test result can be scary and intimidating, but our team is here with you every step of the way. If we detect an irregularity with your Pap smear results, our physicians will work with you to reach a proper diagnosis and craft a personalized treatment plan. When you join our Lawrence Family Practice Center family, we treat you like one of our own. Contact our office if you have any concerns about your reproductive health.

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