Encouraging Facts About Your Abnormal Pap Smear Results
Pap smears are an important screening tool to use to check in on your reproductive health, particulary the condition of your cervix. This screening test can detect cervical cancer at an early stage so you can get effective treatment, whether you choose to do so medically or naturally. Needless to say, I will always recommend the more holistic and natural approach to dis-ease prevention and treatment.
When you get the call that your test is abnormal, you may, understandably, be concerned. Especially when doctors start throwing the C-word around.
So, I write this article to offer your some clarity and more encouragement. Let's get to it.
What is a Pap Smear?
A Pap smear is a preventive test that screens for cellular changes in your cervix. The main purpose of a Pap smear is to look for precancerous or cancerous cells growing within your cervix. But, it can also detect HPV and other infections.
Generally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the test is done every three years if you’re age 21-29 and every five years if you’re age 30-65. You may need more frequent testing if you have HIV or AIDS, or have a weak immune system.
What does it mean when a pap test comes back abnormal?
It means that the cells in your cervix are not changing shape and not vibrating in the healthiest way. And, it means that there are signs of "cervical dysplasia". Cervical Dysplasia simply means 'abnormal cells on the cervix'.
Abnormal changes to your cells may either be low-grade or high-grade. Low-grade cervical changes mean the cells are only slightly changed and aren’t likely to turn into cancer. High grade abnormal cells have significant changes and are likely to turn into cancer cells if not treated.
What are the causes of abnormal results?
If you receive abnormal Pap smear results it can indicate different conditions. When you get the call that your test is abnormal, you don’t have to panic. It does not mean you have full-blown cervical cancer. A Pap test is a screening tool used to find changes in your cervix before cancer occurs.
Abnormal results can be due to these changes:
If your Pap smear comes back abnormal, it could be the result of cell changes caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted disease. Your health care provider will usually do a HPV to see if the changes may be caused by HPV infection. If you test positive for HPV, herbs in the apothecary for you to purchase to help treat HPV naturally and strengthen your immune system is Anti-Microbial Support.
Precancerous cells are those cells that have changed and may become cancer in the future if not taken care of. These cells don’t always turn to cancer, but do significantly increase your risk.
Cervical cancer cells such as adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are very rare to find, but it can happen. If this does, it’s usually in women who haven’t had regular Pap test screenings.
Other possible causes
While most abnormal Pap tests aren’t due to cancer, other reasons for cellular changes include infection, inflammation, hormonal shifts, or herpes, trichomoniasis or other sti's. If you tested positive for an STI, you can go purchase Anti-Microbial Support to take care of it naturally!
The takeaway here...
I want you to know that abnormal pap results do not automatically mean you have CANCER. Even if your Pap test shows abnormal cells, it typically takes years for precancerous cells to turn into full-blown cervical cancer. But, even though an abnormal test is rarely ever a cancer diagnosis, please don’t put off further testing and treatment.
Because truth is, abnormal pap results is a way your body communicates that there is some sort of imbalance happening within your cervix, and if left unchecked, it can develop into cancer.
Take this as your wake-up call to upgrade your nutrition and lifestyle choices and behaviors, and even reduce your environmental, mental and emotional stressors. Because it does in fact mean you need to tune into your body and start showing your cervix some love and attention.
If you recieved an abnormal pap smear result, and you want to know how you can change the trajectory of your health and improve the condition of your cervix naturally, book a FREE Health Disovery Call!
Love and health,