If test results show a minor abnormality, you may need a repeat Pap test.
Most minor abnormalities are not caused by cancer at all.
"This study was done in countries that typically have very little in the way of formal Pap screening programs and management of minor abnormalities," says Schiffman.
Renal biopsy of the patient showed acute tubular necrosis with glomerular minor abnormalities.
In many cases, these are just minor abnormalities that would disappear without treatment.
A resident doctor did examine her, noting only minor neurological abnormalities.
Those sonograms detected 2,262 fetuses with some sort of major or minor structural abnormality of the heart, kidneys, limbs, brain, or other organ.
The first two vertebrae showed only minor abnormalities with the exception of a large groove that extended along the left side of both bones.
If the Pap test shows an ambiguous or minor abnormality, the doctor may repeat the test to determine whether further follow-up is needed.
The amniocentesis revealed that the fetus did in fact have a minor chromosomal abnormality, whose effect on their child no one could predict.