Abnormal Pap Smear Information and Remedies

It is advisable that both teenagers and older women have regular pap smear exams, to prevent or identify signs of precancerous or cancerous growths. With an abnormal pap smear, tissue is swabbed from the cervix to see if cervical cells are detected. The term cervical dysplasia is defined as the abnormal cervical cells found when a pap smear is done. It can range from mild inflammation to precancerous changes and/or localized cancer.

When an abnormality is detected, doctors can prescribe treatment to those whose problem has not become too serious. Cervical cancer is common and can be a fatal disease. The papilloma virus (HPV), which is also the source of genital warts, is the main cause of cervical dysplasia.