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Question by  nikkieng978 (31)

What do I do about LSIL, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, as found in my last pap smear?

My last pap smear came back disturbing, I have no idea what to do now.


Answer by  queenbee77 (146)

The first thing to do is to keep all follow up appointments with your physician. If there is a serious issue, it is important that it be caught early. Your doctor may order a cervical biopsy to inspect things further. Good luck!


Answer by  HelpfulMal (539)

The only thing you can do is wait--LSIL are actually really common, sometimes caused by HPV and sometimes just occurring for no reason. Your doctor may monitor you with more frequent pap smears, or recommend further testing (colposcopy), but they're not cancerous and you don't need to sweat it.


Answer by  colo22 (278)

It is common and benign (non cancerous) type of cells that would usually require a watch and wait approach. Most resolve within 2 years but if more abnormals are found, more aggressive treatment will be needed.


Answer by  yarniechick (118)

Usually a pap smear with this result will equate to you needing a colposcopy. It is like a small biopsy of the cervix. Usually LSIL is due to being infected with HPV virus. MANY woman have it!


Answer by  patti (29325)

Your gynecologist can best advise you as to how to follow-up. You may want to get a PAP every six months, too. Check with your insurance company.


Answer by  chels (177)

The doctor should have said it's nothing to worry about. They will see you monthly for 6 months and watch to see and make sure it doesn't get worse. Other than that, take a multi-vitamin and wait. It is actually very common in most women and is nothing to worry about now.

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