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Doctor insights on: Atypical Squamous Metaplasia Cervix

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What causes squamous metaplasia in the cervix?

What causes squamous metaplasia in the cervix?

Cause is not importa: If you have this problem, your gynecologist will advise you what to do. It is nothing serious. Just have a follow up test (? Pap) as advised. It will probably be gone by next time. It does not get any worse. So quit worrying.

Metaplasia (Definition)

"metaplasia" refers to one tissue type undergoing a change to another, such as bronchial lining (which is usually a single layer of cells, "respiratory epithelium" becoming multi-layered and heavily keratinized, so-called squamous metaplasia. This is common in smokers. Other such changes can produce tissue such as ...Read more


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Pap smear and it came back with HSIL then biopsy which came back cervix uteri/uterine cervix squamous metaplasia/epidermioid met/epidermailzation?

Pap smear and it came back with HSIL then biopsy which came back cervix uteri/uterine cervix squamous metaplasia/epidermioid met/epidermailzation?

Further evaluation: Consider further evaluation, possibly a LEEP procedure. At a minimum, repeat pap in 6 -12 months with HPV testing.

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What is "atypical squamous metaplasia"?

What is "atypical squamous metaplasia"?

Abnormal cells: These are abnormal cells but they are not cancerous at present. So you need it rechecked as instructed by your doctor as there may be increased risk of developing cancer in this location in the future.

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Atypical squamous metaplasia result from cervical biopsies, what are the chances of getting a cancer?

Atypical squamous metaplasia result from cervical biopsies, what are the chances of getting a cancer?

Fair: Nobody knows the numbers, but you need to be fully compliant with follow-up; this essentially guarantees that if a cancer does develop, it is highly probably that it will be caught early enough for cure. The key is that it is not a negligible risk, and you are fortunate that it was discovered early.

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What is the meaning of, chronical inflamation polyp endocervix with focal atypical immature squamos metaplasia? Thanks.

What is the meaning of, chronical inflamation polyp endocervix with focal atypical immature squamos metaplasia? Thanks.

OK: This is a totally innocent, benign pathology report. Polyps are benign and will usually have some inflammation microscopically - nothing to do with infection or cancer...same for atypical metaplasia. No worries.

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What to do if I have low cell count on my cervix. (low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion). I'm 22, I do smoke. Help me?

What to do if I have low cell count on my cervix. (low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion). I'm 22, I do smoke. Help me?

Usually biopsy: When a pap interpretation of lsil is given, it is most often followed by a cervical biopsy and colposcopy (inspection with magnifying glass). If the look and biopsy confirm lsil and no high grade lesion, then this may be all you need. If biopsy or coloposcopy is concerning for high grade sil, then a bigger excision (cone/leep) may be needed. Talk with your doc / provider to learn what is best.

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If HPV is dormant in cervix, is it also dormant in mouth and anus squamous regions? Diagnosed with HPV March this year. Don't know much about it.

If HPV is dormant in cervix, is it also dormant in mouth and anus squamous regions? Diagnosed with HPV March this year. Don't know much about it.

Very complex issues: Most women with cervical HPV have it only there. Anal HPV is most common in the receptive partners in anal sex; these probably are the only ones at substantial risk of anal cancer. Oral HPV is one fifth as frequent as genital. Both sites apparently can be infected indirectly, without direct sexual exposure. At any site, immunity clears most infections, but HPV DNA may persist ("dormant").

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My mom wz diagonised wid keratinising squamous cell carcinoma of cervix to a small extent. Wat care should be taken n what r d treatments?

My mom wz diagonised wid keratinising squamous cell carcinoma of cervix to a small extent. Wat care should be taken n what r d treatments?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer in women is usually curable. It is hard to tell you what the recommended treatment is without knowing stage and more details about the disease. But, treatment might include surgery, radiation therapy, chemo, or a combination of these.

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Is squamous metaplasia due to HPV?

Is squamous metaplasia due to HPV?

Can be, yes: As above. What is your Pap test result? Is this result on the cervical biopsy?

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Can squamous metaplasia turn into cancer in a yr? I'm worried

Unlikely: Metaplasia is a change from normal but it does not necessarily lead to cancer in most people. A small percentage of such lesions can change into cancer but it typically takes many (>5-10) years.

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I have an reactive squamous metaplasia and chronic cervicitis. Bad?

I have an reactive squamous metaplasia and chronic cervicitis. Bad?

Not necessarily: What were your pap and hpv results? Continue to have regular pap testing. Neither squamous metaplasia nor chronic cervicitis in themselves have immediate serious consequences.

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What is cervicitis and squamous metaplasia my colposcope came back?

What is cervicitis and squamous metaplasia my colposcope came back?

Inflammation and: Cervicitis is inflammation of uterine cervix. Most commonly, cervicitis is the result of an infection, although it can also be caused by injury or irritation (as a reaction to the chemicals in douches and contraceptives, for example, or a forgotten tampon). Squamous metaplasia - benign changes because either inflammation, or injury and irritation. Doctor will probably prescribe of antibiotics.

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Hi, can you please explain if a coploscopy finding is immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes, is this is cance; do I need a cone biopsy?

Hi, can you please explain if a coploscopy finding is immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes, is this is cance; do I need a cone biopsy?

Seems like..: The findings are positive. Seems like you need a biopsy, and there is no reason to panic. This is not a procedure that is major, and you can know what is really happening and treat it accordingly

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Benign endocervical tissue showing immature squamous metaplasia, what is that?

Benign endocervical tissue showing immature squamous metaplasia, what is that?

Ask yiour Gynecologi: The doctor who did the test can explain it better. But basically the test is looking for cancer cells which your report says you do not have at the present time. But continue to follow with annual pap tests so that this abnormalityy (minimal abnormality) resolves or gets monitored for any worsening. It is all a very slow process, not of any immediate concern but not always predictable.

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What's squamous metaplasia?

What's squamous metaplasia?

Benign / worrisome: Usually this is a pap smear finding. Metaplasia is replacement of a normal mature tissue type with another normal mature tissue type, in the cervix the columnar epithelium in the endocervix replaced by a squamous type. It is usually caused by the hpv virus and depending on the strain may present a slightly increased risk for progression toward something that is actually dangerous.

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Squamous metaplasia was the result of my pap? What does it mean? Can it lead to hpv?

Normal: Squamous metaplasia is a normal finding and is most often associated with the use of hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills.

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Bladder squamous metaplasia found what is this and is it causing the kidney and bladder pain?

Bladder squamous metaplasia found what is this and is it causing the kidney and bladder pain?

Change in the lining: Bladder squamous metaplasia means there are changes in the cells of the lining in the bladder, in a non-cancerous way, presumed due to frequent or ongoing irritation of the lining. The irritation is thought to be from chemicals like nitrosamines, cancer-causing toxins from smoking, bladder infections, bladder catheters, etc... Metaplasia itself should not be painful, so a urologist should examine.

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Is HPV always the reason for Squamous metaplasia? I'm confused, as each article says something different

Is HPV always the reason for Squamous metaplasia? I'm confused, as each article says something different

80%: HPV is associated with over 80% of cervical dysplasia. Sometimes, a small proportion of cervical cancers occur independent of HPV presence. However, for the majority, HPV is a trigger for metaplasia Best Wishes Dr M

Cervix (Definition)

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