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Posted by: Vanessa | 2004/02/10

Atypia

I recently had my annual pap smear and have been asked to retun in 6 months due to signs of atypia. What is this?

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This means that the cells of the cervix are slightly abnormal, but not suggestive of cancer. Infections and hormonal changes can sometimes cause this. It would be important to repeat it in 6 months to see if there has been any progression.

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