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What is cervical dysplasia?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen answered

Specializes in 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 human papilloma viruses (hpv). Other risks = giving birth before age 16, smoking, immune difficiency, multiple sexual partners, and having sex before age 18 etc.. Increase your risk of cervical dysplasia.. Consult your doc... Good luck..

Answered 12/15/2014

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

HPV: Cervical dysplasia is caused by the virus hpv. This just means that there is a cytologic change from a normal cell to something that needs to be closely monitored.

Answered 6/18/2015

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Dr. Megan Bird answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment.

Answered 8/21/2015

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Dr. Diane Minich answered

Specializes in 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.

Answered 3/25/2014

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