LSIL Pap Result
Dysplasia Evaluation and Treatment

A LSIL Pap result indicates that mildly abnormal cells were found in the sample. In young women, these changes are due to HPV the vast majority of the time. In women over 35, some LSIL results will be due to normal physiological changes. On further evaluation, most women with LSIL Pap results will turn out to have mild dysplasia (CIN 1), which usually resolves without treatment. Some percentage (most studies are in the 10-25% range) will have higher grade dysplasia (CIN 2 or 3) or, very rarely, cancer on further evaluation.

What's Next? The Options:

1) Colposcopy and (Usually) Biopsy

2) Wait and Watch - follow up with repeat Pap in 3-4 months

3) HPV Testing for women over 35

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