An abnormal cervical screening test result means that you have changes in the cells covering the neck of your womb (cervix).
Abnormal cervical cells are not the same as cervical cancer. If left untreated, there is a risk that some abnormal cells could go on to develop into cervical cancer in the future.
There are different types of treatment for abnormal cervical cells. The most common treatment is called LLETZ or loop diathermy.
Read about how you might feel after your treatment for abnormal cervical cells, and about follow up care.
Find out about cervical screening during pregnancy, what happens if you have abnormal cells when you’re pregnant, and pregnancy after treatment for abnormal cells.