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whats cervical dysplasia mean?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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 cin-1) or high-grade (cin 2, 3, or carcinoma in situ). Low grade cells can be followed while high grade lesions need to be identified (colposcopy) & removed (leep or cone biopsy).

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What is a cervical stitch?

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Cerclage: A cerclage is when the cervix is stitched closed. It can be done in early pregnancy in women who have had a prior preterm delivery due to cervical insufficiency or weak cervix. This helps prevent the cervix from opening early and is called prophylactic cerclage. It can also be done later in pregnancy up to about 23 weeks and is called an emergent cerclage. It is usually removed at 36-37 weeks.
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Why is cervical length important in pregnancy?

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Premature delivery: In women who have a history of premature delivery, the length of the cervix can be monitored as a sign of a possible premature delivery again. Sometimes an extremely shortened cervix may be a sign of premature delivery in a woman who has no history of premature delivery.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the risks that I will develop cervical cancer?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Cervical cancer: This depends on your genes, your lifestyle, how many sexual partners you have had and whether or not you have unprotected sex. A vaccine is available that can give some woman protection against some vaccines implicated in causing cervical caner. Your rish rises dramatically if you are having frequent unprotected sex.
Dr. Michael Flax
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Cervical cancer is caused by human papilloma virus, and is a sexually transmitted disease. Get the vaccine(men and women), and always use protection!
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of cervical cancer?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The majority of the cases are invasive squamous cell cancers, usually arising from the ectocervix. 10-15% may be adenocarcinoma arising from endocervical mucous producing glandular cells. There are rare mixed cell types, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcomas, lymphomas, or melanomas.
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How effective can cervical cortisone epidurals be?

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Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 15 years experience
Cervical epidural: They can be very effective for some types of pain especially those radiating down the arm. Pain specific to the neck with or without head movement may be better treated with other types of injections/therapies.

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