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Will having sex make my cervical dysplasia develop into cancer more quickly?

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Dr. Ben Ferguson
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
Probably not.: Sexual activity and cervical dysplasia are each independent risk factors for developing cervical cancer. However, the latter is a significantly larger risk as this is the immediate precursor to cancer. Having sex may expose you to other types of hpv, this virus that causes cervical cancer, and that may increase your risk. So, protect yourself to minimize risk of re-infection with hpv.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Unlikely: About 70% of dysplasia will regress, and 18% or so will progress. Certain subtypes of the hpv virus are more likely to progress. Multiple sexual partners may increase chances of progression but is difficult to predict.

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