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Cervical dysplasia

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Definition/causes: Cervical dysplasia = abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix that are seen underneath a microscope. Causes: most are due to the hum ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Precancerous cells: Dysplasia of the cervix are cells which are showing cellular changes consistent with pre-cancerous lesions. They are graded as low-grade (atypia or ci ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually HPV virus: Dysplasia is one of the early steps in mucosal transformation. The phenotypic structure of the mucosal cells begins to transform toward malignant phe ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Precancerous cells: These are abnormal cells in the cervix that have a potential to turn into cancer but are not yet a cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No symptoms: There are no symptoms that go along with cervical dysplasia/abnormal pap smears leading to precancerous cells of the cervix. This is why having an ann ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several methods: Cervical dysplasia can be treated by a cone biopsy or leep procedure (in which a small portion of the cervix is removed), or sometimes by laser or cry ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Pap smear and biopsy: The pap smear is a good screen to suggest that atypical cells or dysplastic cells are present. Because the pap is performed blindly, it doesn't alway ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slight increase risk: Having any strain of the hpv viruses will put you at an increased risk of getting hpv warts or genital warts. The overall prevalence has been reporte ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Precancer of cervix: Cin is a precancerous condition of the cervix. It is almost always caused by the human papilloma virus (genital warts). There are several strains of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Cervical: Yes, by an uninitiated pathologist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Not curable: Since cervical spondylosis is arthritis changes in the cervical spine, it cannot be cured. It is a normal degenerative process as we age.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Pregnancy is not a cause of cervical dysplasia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap smear: Have your pap smear done starting at age 21 and is the best thing you can do to prevent it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The abnormal areas on the cervix where the dysplasia resides can bleed spontaneously. Bleeding between periods, especially bleeding after intercourse ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Great question: Without treatment, 30 - 50% of cases of severe cervical dysplasia progress to invasive cancer. The risk of cancer is lower for mild dysplasia.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
No, but need PAP smr: Cervical dysplasia is a risk factor for cervical cancer, but doesn't automatically guarantee cancer. You'll need regular PAP smears if cervical dyspla ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: When it turns invasive, it is 100% certain to kill you if it is not successfully treated. Surgery is your option. It can be quite simple surgery.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Gynecologist ASAP: Please see gynecologists asap for gyne exam. There are many tests to follow as hpv test and more importantly biopsy. Early disease is easy to treat an ... Read More
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A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Every two years: You should get a pap smear every two years, and a pelvic exam annually.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not usually: Not curable. Deformities of spine and long bones occurs. Some shortening and dwarfism.No cure for this congenital dysplasia.Spondylometaphyseal dyspla ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: There are a number of treatment options for cervical dysplasia including cryotherapy, laser therapy, and excisional therapies. Some can be done in th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
HPV: Cin is a precancerous condition of the cervix. It is almost always caused by the human papilloma virus (genital warts). There are several strains of ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Find the reason: Then we could talk about the treatment, what the doctor told you, how the x-ray and other test? Let me know.
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: Cervical spondylosis is arthritis in the neck. Foraminal stenosis means narrowing of the space where the nerves exit the spinal canal, in this case c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Metaplasia typically precedes dysplasia. We pathologists spend years getting good at telling them apart. Both usually involve HPV and both need to be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
It can.: Yes. The field of view (fov) of a spine image is often not complete so if one suspects this, a better MRI and perhaps a ct or pet/ct is general used. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Bleeding is common after a pap-smear. It doesn't mean cancer is present. Best wishes!
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
HPV...: ...Can infect mouth and throat, and can certainly be transmitted that way.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Never heard of this!: I do not know of any such named treatment which is medically proven to be useful. So i would advise you to seek a second opinion before you get into t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Yes: An very acceptable non-surgical treatment of mild dysplasia is watchful waiting since most mild dysplasia will go away on its own. Discontinuation of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You can be cured by watchful waiting if careful monitoring is practiced and your immune system is good enough. If the problem progresses, there are s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on multiple: Factors. Hpv accounts for about 80% of cervical cancers. Other risk factors for cancer and by extension for dysplasia are age at first intercourse, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Sexual contact, including oral sex and deep kissing, can transmit hpv from one person to another. The likelihood of contracting oral hpv is directly a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing good: Cervical dysplasia is what is called a pre-cancerous condition; it's not cancer, but there is a risk that it will develop into cervical cancer. Managi ... Read More

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