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Abnormal Pap smear

Using our abnormal Pap smear treatment in Midtown East, we’ll guide you through an abnormal Pap smear and alleviate your stress and anxiety.

What to expect after an abnormal Pap smear: Abnormal Pap smear treatment in New York City
Abnormal Pap Smear Specialist

An abnormal Pap smear result can be concerning. However, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a serious problem. Luckily, you can rest assured you’re in safe and expert hands with caring OB/GYN Smita Biswas, MD. At her two practices in Midtown East, New York City, and Flushing, Queens, New York, Dr. Biswas provides Pap smears and can help guide you through the steps following an abnormal Pap smear result. If you have questions or concerns about an abnormal Pap smear or your reproductive health, call Smita Biswas, MD, or click to schedule online.

A doctor taking a sample for a Pap smear.
Frequently asked questions
Abnormal Pap Smear Q & A

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  • Women are encouraged to get annual Pap smears within three years of becoming sexually active or after turning 21. Pap smears are preventive care methods and screening tools designed to detect abnormal cells or dysplasia in the cervix. Having regular Pap smears increases your chances for early detection and treatment of potential problems and complications.

    If you have an abnormal Pap smear, this means Dr. Biswas noticed abnormalities or something on your Pap smear that warrants further examination. An abnormal Pap smear might indicate an infection or abnormal cells. Remember that an abnormal Pap smear doesn’t mean you have cancer. The results just show that further testing is necessary to verify whether or not there’s a problem.

  • An abnormal Pap smear can signal:

    • Inflammation or an infection
    • Herpes
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Recent sexual activity
    • HPV (human papillomavirus)
    • Dysplasia

    HPV is one of the primary causes of cervical cancer.

  • After an abnormal Pap smear, Dr. Biswas typically recommends additional testing, such as another Pap smear or colposcopy. Dr. Biswas requires further testing to determine if you have a/an infection, inflammation, yeast infection, sexually transmitted disease, or another health condition or complication.

    Some Pap smears might show abnormal results due to recent sexual activity or the use of certain vaginal creams or douches. Regardless of the reason, an abnormal Pap smear requires further testing and another Pap smear in a few months to protect your reproductive health.

    Dr. Biswas knows an abnormal Pap smear result can generate anxiety and worry. She takes time to explain your results and only performs invasive procedures when necessary.

    Colposcopy

    With a colposcopy, Dr. Biswas gently inserts a speculum into your vagina and paints the outside of your cervix with a vinegar solution to make abnormal areas stand out. After locating an abnormal area, Dr. Biswas might take a biopsy of the area for analysis.

    Cryosurgery

    Cryosurgery involves freezing the abnormal cells. A cone biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a triangle of cervical tissue, including abnormal cells.

    The LEEP procedure

    The LEEP procedure is similar to a cone biopsy. However, during this procedure, Dr. Biswas inserts a loop-shaped instrument to remove the abnormal area.

    If you have an abnormal Pap smear, you deserve premier, compassionate care. Rest assured you can depend on Smita Biswas, MD. Call or schedule through the online system.

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