Explanation Of SSBC And HPV DNA Results?
I want to ask, my abnormal vaginal discharge (milky white and thick) has been more than 1 year and when examined the doctor said I had an infection and inflammation but after several months of treatment and was only given antibiotics, the vaginal discharge was still not gone, then I took the initiative to do a Pap smear test and ASCUS results. , so doctors recommend to do SSBC + HPV DNA and the results are categorized: negative for intraepithelial lesions, interpretation: squamous epithelial cells accompanied by reactive changes, endoservick components are not found, there are cocobacilli and many leukocytes. Conclusion: Cytologically matches the description of inflammation with reactive cellular changes and high physical HPV infection is found. Please explain and what it means, and I must do anything. Thank you very much..
Hello Irna Liana,
Pap smear is a screening examination of the cervix (cervix). The results of ASCUS / Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance means that abnormal / atypical cells are found whose cause is not yet known with certainty and is not typical of the appearance of pre-cancerous lesions. Results like this are pretty much found in pap smear screening results. Patients with ASCUS pap smear results are advised to perform additional cervical cytology examinations based on fluid and / or HPV DNA to improve the accuracy of the results.
From the results of your SSBC examination, you get a picture of inflammation (many leukocytes, kokobasil bacteria) with changes in the reactive squamous epithelium (normal epithelium of the cervix) in response to the inflammation. The HPV DNA results found a high risk HPV DNA infection type (abnormal results). This means that on examination found infection by certain HPV DNA strains such as HPV 16, HPV 18, HPV 31, and other HPV strains that are known to have an association with an increased incidence and risk of cervical cancer. Therefore patients with high risk HPV DNA types are encouraged to do other investigations to ensure the presence or absence of cervical cancer.
Some further investigations that are recommended are:
Cervical tissue biopsy
Surgery to remove areas containing abnormal cervical cells and then biopsy the tissue
To carry out further examinations, you should first consult with an obstetrician. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.