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What Are The Causes Of Cervical Dysplasia
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are multiple: Risk factors for cervical cancer include: early onset of sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, a high-risk sexual partner, history of sexaully transmitted infection, history of vulvar or vaginal squamous intraepithelial neoplasia, immunosuppression. In terms of causes the main one is the human papillomavirus (hpv). Subtypes 16 and 18 are the most common subtypes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No symptoms: There are no symptoms that go along with cervical dysplasia/abnormal pap smears leading to precancerous cells of the cervix. This is why having an annual pap smear done is so important. It allows early precancerous changes in the cervix to be diagnosed and treated. Hpv vaccination is recommended for all men and women between 9-26 years old to prevent this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some HPV infections: Cervical cancer is generally associated with certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections. This virus most commonly causes genital warts. However there are certain strains such as HPV-16 and HPV-18 that can cause changes in the cells of the cervix which can lead to cancer. HPV is very common but thankfully most infections do not lead to cancer. It's spread by sexual contact. ...Read more
Usually none: A pap smear is the way most dysplasias are found. Typically there are no symptoms. If one gets regular pap smears starting at age 21 and every 2-3 years thereafter, dysplasia should be caught early. Occasionally you may present with bleeding at weird times or after intercourse or have a watery discharge. This is more worrisome if one has neglected pap test. ...Read more
Progression: Cervical dysplasia is a gradient with mild changes often reverting to normal spontaneously and more advanced changes possibly leading to cancer. The key is knowing where you lie on that spectrum and also whether HPV (most agree the primary cause) is present. This, along with other factors, will determine appropriate treatment. ...Read more
HPV: The number one cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). Other risk factors include socioeconomic status, family history, age, smoking, sexual history, etc. Luckily, your body will clear the hpv within 2 years normally and for most women, the progression to cancer is not a problem. Please get your pap smears on time. This is a life saver and a wonderful test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason for pap smears on a regular basis, but in your 30's to 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human Papillomavirus: The most common cause of dysplasia of the uterine cervix is human papillomavirus (hpv). There are several hundred types, but 6, 11, 16, 18, 32, and 33 are the most common. It is a pre-cursor to the development of cancer. However, with cervical cytology (pap smears), people with low grade dysplasia (lgsil) rarely progress, while patients with hgsil will have excision (cone biopsy). ...Read more
Not exactly clear: The risk factors for vulvar cancer include cigarette smoking, vulvar dystrophy (eg lichen sclerosus), vulvar or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, immunodeficiency syndroms, a prior history of cervical cancer, and northern european ancestry. ...Read more
Here are some...: The ultimate cause for cancer is the unwanted mutation of local cells leading to their non-stoppable division & growth in mass, which has been known to be associated with HPV infection notably by subtype 16 & 18, phimosis, no circumcision during young age, etc. But, clinically penile cancer is still a rarity. If concerned, see Doc by following info in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
Swelling & tendernes: Lymph nodes in the neck, when exposed to infection by viruses and bacteria will become reactive due to filtering thes organisms out into the lymp tissue. Chemicals are release which may cause swelling as well as overgrowth of the virus or bacteria inside the node. The nods can be under the chin, on the front of the neck and in the back of the neck (referring to the cervical spine) seek advice? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None to many!: Early cervical cancer can go undetected and may only be found on examination and pap smear which is why it is important for women to have this test regularly. More advanced cancer can have symptoms of bleeding and pelvic pain, especially with intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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