Ask For The Pap Smear Results?
, I want to ask about the results of the pap smear. nThe results: negative intraepithelial leai and inflammatory malignancy, organism: candida spp. n nWhat do the results of my pap smear mean?
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Pap smear can be done to monitor the condition of cervical tissue (cervix) and detect any malignancy or inflammation. This examination is highly recommended to be carried out routinely in every woman aged 21 years or over who has had sex every 3 years. Women with a high risk of developing cervical cancer, such as people with HIV, people with immune system disorders, or whose previous pap smears show precancerous lesions, are advised to have regular pap smears more often.
You need to know that the pap smear is only a supporting examination. Therefore, the interpretation of Pap smear results cannot be done alone, but must be confirmed by the results of the history, physical examination, and other investigations. So, it would be more appropriate if you consult the results of your pap smear examination directly to the doctor who examined you ..
In general, judging by the results of the pap smear you mentioned, there are no signs of malignancy (cancer) or severe inflammation in your cervical tissue. However, microorganisms were found, namely the fungus Candida sp., Which is one of the microorganisms that causes the most common infections around the vagina.
Candida sp. Infection called candidiasis. Candidiasis in the vagina often causes sufferers to experience itching, swelling, burning, pain, and redness around the vagina. This complaint can also appear accompanied by a lot of vaginal discharge, smells bad, and is thick white or lumpy. Candida sp. is actually a normal flora that inhabit the vaginal area. However, the population can increase and cause infection, to the cervical area, due to several factors, such as irrational use of antibiotics, pregnancy, uncontrolled diabetes, immune disorders, excessive consumption of sweet foods, hormonal imbalances, stress, or lack of sleep. Candidiasis can generally be cured with adequate treatment.
Our advice is that you should reconfirm the results of your examination to the doctor who examined you. Thus, doctors can provide the best treatment according to the conditions you are experiencing.
In order to minimize fungal infections around the reproductive organs, you should improve the cleanliness of your intimate organs, including by keeping them clean and dry, not using linen pants, changing underwear regularly, avoiding casual sex, and avoiding the use of chemicals in around the vagina (including vaginal scented soaps, spermicides, or sexual lubricants) without a doctor's advice.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah