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benign cellular changes

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• atrophic vaginitis
Pap smear
vaginal infection


Definition: The most common reason for abnormal Pap smear results. These are non-cancerous abnormalities and are caused by vaginal infections, or reactive changes associated with inflammations, IUDs, atrophic vaginitis, or radiation.

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Pap Smear Resource Center
Everything you need to know about Pap smears from how to prepare for a Pap smear to what your Pap smear results mean.

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