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A 39-year-old member asked:

is escharotic treatment for cervical dysplasia safe & effective? opinions on getting them and why. which types do you think is necessary, and which ones are dangerous?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Never heard of this!: I do not know of any such named treatment which is medically proven to be useful. So i would advise you to seek a second opinion before you get into trouble with an unconventional therapy.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can a person who is not sexually active get cervical dysplasia?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not necessarily: Cervical dysplasia is a result of the hpv virus that is transmitted person-to-person through bodily fluids. Theoretically anything that results in sharing fluids can transmit this, not just intercourse.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Can you be completely cured from acute cervical dysplasia?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: You can be cured by watchful waiting if careful monitoring is practiced and your immune system is good enough. If the problem progresses, there are several simple surgical treatments which are effective.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What happens if cervical dysplasia is left untreated?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittel answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Nothing good: Cervical dysplasia is what is called a pre-cancerous condition; it's not cancer, but there is a risk that it will develop into cervical cancer. Managing it depends on the degree of the dysplasia, and it is really important that you continue to follow-up with your doctor to prevent it from progressing. The earlier you treat these lesions, the easier they are to control!
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could cervical dysplasia ever be cured?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Yes: There are a number of treatment options for cervical dysplasia including cryotherapy, laser therapy, and excisional therapies. Some can be done in the doctor's office and some are done as outpatient surgeries. Which one is best depends on the degree of dysplasia, your age, whether you've completed child-bearing etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How could my doctor diagnose cervical dysplasia?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Pap smear and biopsy: The pap smear is a good screen to suggest that atypical cells or dysplastic cells are present. Because the pap is performed blindly, it doesn't always show the worst cells. The most exact way to diagnose dysplasia is by doing a colposcopy (looking at the cervix with a microscope after treating with a vinegar solution) and then doing a small biopsy of the abnormal areas.

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