Inflammatory smear - Definition

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The term "inflammatory smear" means that the test of the cells of the cervix, taken during a Pap smear, revealed that the cells were mildly abnormal. The Pap smear is a test done every 3 years in women and enables the detection of cervical cancer. After laboratory analysis, the result can sometimes be an inflammatory smear, which reveals the presence of generally inconsequential inflammation. In this case, the use of a local anti-infective treatment is recommended before a new Pap smear is done.