in_thegreenroom (in_thegreenroom) wrote in vaginapagina,
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Endometrial cells on Pap

Hi VP,

I need some input and hopefully some reassurance. I'm a 28 year-old cis woman, never been pregnant, not currently using any type of birth control. My periods are very regular and I don't have any issues with weird bleeding, pain, discharge etc.

My most recent Pap was last week, and I just learned that the result was abnormal (ASC-US). I tested positive for high-risk HPV, so I'm scheduled for a colposcopy in 2 weeks. Although I'm not super stoked about that (it's the first time I've ever had an abnormal Pap), I'm more concerned about something else.

My nurse practitioner told me the lab found endometrial cells on my smear. She said it's not something that they typically see until a woman is over 40, so my results apparently aren't super common. However, I was on day 7 of my cycle when I had my smear, and I was still spotting a bit. She remarked on the presence of blood while she was doing the smear, and I spotted a good amount of brown blood after my Pap.

I did a bit of Googling and found that most labs don't report endometrial cells unless they're abnormal. So now I'm flipping out. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I spoke at length to my NP, but she said the lab didn't specify whether the cells were abnormal - only that they were there. Please help!
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