Endocervical polyp

This article was last reviewed on March 6, 2019 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: An endocervical polyp is a non-cancerous growth that grows on the cervix. Endocervical polyps are very common and they can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. The normal cervix The cervix is part of the female genital tract. It is found at …
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Atypical glandular cells (AGS)

This article was last reviewed by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC on December 24, 2019 Quick facts: Atypical glandular cells means that abnormal cells were seen on your Pap smear. It is a description and not a final diagnosis. Causes include cancer, infection, inflammation, pregnancy, or previous radiation to the cervix or endometrium. Atypical glandular cells is …
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Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US)

This article was last reviewed by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC on September 16, 2019 Quick facts: ASC-US is a diagnosis that falls in between normal and the non-cancerous condition called low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL). Causes of ASC-US include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, inflammation of the cervix, postmenopausal status, and prior radiation therapy. A …
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High grade squamous lesion (HSIL)

This article was last reviewed on August 28, 2019 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that develops in the cervix. HSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). If left untreated, patients with HSIL are at high risk for developing a cancer …
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How to read your pap test report

by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC, reviewed on August 5, 2019 Quick facts: The Pap test is a screening test that looks for abnormal cells in the cervix. The purpose of the Pap test is to look for pre-cancerous diseases but cancers may also be identified. Most pre-cancerous diseases and cancers in this area are caused …
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