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What are the causes of cervical dysplasia?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

HPV: The overwhelming majority of cervical dyplasia is caused by hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv is a virus transmitted sexually. Most cases of hpv will resolve on their own but some cases will persist and lead to precancerous (dysplasia) changes in the cervix. Some cases of cervical dysplasia can progress to cervical cancer so proper follow up with your doctor is key.

Answered 3/24/2014

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Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

HPV: Cervical dysplasia is caused by hpv. It i necessary for dysplasia but not necessary for all types of cervical cancer.

Answered 12/27/2012

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Dr. Myron Arlen answered

Specializes in 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 phenotype and can be picked up on Pap. With newer monoclonals defining the immunogenic protein characterizing cervical Ca changes, normal mucosal cells can be shown to expression tumor protein even though the cells look normal, the ImmunoPap.

Answered 6/12/2017

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