Can abnormal cells be seen at routine Smear test?

Hi all

my wife just had her smear test. She is worried sick and I just need some advise

the nurse found polyps so she got referred for that

the nurse also is having her referred to hospital because she could see abnormal cells

anyone else had this? From what I read abnormal cells would only be seen at hospital with the better equipment ?


Hi. Nurse can see by the appearance of cervix whether something’s wrong. CIN1 doesn’t need to be visible with a naked eye. But CIN2 and CIN3 and so, can be visible. The cervix would look eroded... But she also might just see ectropion and just wants to test further to see..

They might do colposcopy or biopsy to check what’s up.