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what does it mean, transformation zone and squamous metaplasia with reactive changes. acute and chronic cervicitis?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Follow-up: Rapid rate of metaplastic change within the transformation zone is a significant risk factor for the development of low grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL). This is often caused by an HPV infection that often goes away on its own. However because the transformation zone of the cervical epithelium is recognized as the site of origin of precarcinoma & carcinoma this should be followed.
Answered on Jun 2, 2019
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Dr. Harold Mandel
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The earlier any abnormalities of this nature are detected & treated the better the prognosis. I therefore encourage you to have regular gynecological exams and discuss this further with your gynecologist. I wish you the best with your health!
Jun 2, 2019

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