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Ascus is sometimes a result of HPV changes in a pap smear. The acronym stands for Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance and is part of the Bethesda System for reporting of Pap smear results. Squamous cells make up most of the cells in the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), and the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Ascus is sometimes a result of HPV changes in a pap smear.

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HPV, Pap Smear

This diagnosis means that irregular cells have shown up on a Pap smear, and it could be caused by a large number of sources. Many of the causes are minor infections or irritations that the body will handle naturally. This condition can also be a warning of precancerous change called dysplasia. Ascus is sometimes a result of HPV changes in a pap smear.

Other Topics: HPV Virus, HPV, HPV Picture, HPV Statistics, HPV Immunization, Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papillomavirus, Cause of Cervical Cancer, Irregular Pap Smear, Genital Wart Medication

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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