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A 30-year-old female asked:

Colposcopy diagnosis: cervical biopsy,2:00: squamous metaplasia. acute and chronic cervicitis. what does this mean? had colposcopy done due to a mass found on cervix?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
The gynecologist who has been evaluating you can give the best answer. But the good news is that you do not have cervical cancer, which may have been a concern before the biopsy. Cervicitis means inflammation, but the cause often is unknown. STIs can cause cervicitis, but obviously not likely if not at risk -- but if in doubt, ask your doctor about STI testing if not yet done.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your results are not a cause for concern, there is no cancer, not even pre-cancer. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Feb 19, 2022


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