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Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their development. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia. ...Read more
Bone disease..: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a condition that primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. It can be inherited from one affected parent, or be a new mutation in an affected individual. It is important for a patient with this disease to see a geneticist. They can help coordinate care with other specialists (bone doctors, dentists) for this disease. ...Read more
Benign vs precancer: Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area. It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is usually done. Dysplasia, on the other hand, is a pre-cancerous change. Dysplasia can be mild or severe and usually requires surveillance or treatment. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Genetics vary: There are different types of ectodermal dysplasia. Some are x-linked recessive and some are autosomal dominant. So depending on which parent has the condition, children could be free from the condition, be carriers, or have the disease. This would depend on the type of ectodermal dysplasia that the parent has. ...Read more
I have had 2 colposcopies showing low grade dysplasia. I am due for another colposcopie soon but want an iud. Can I have one before the my colposcopie?
Yes: Deciding to place an iud should have no effect on management of your abnormal pap smear. At the present, careful surveillance (as you are undergoing) for low grade dysplasia is the most reasonable approach. An std screen (which you probably already have had) is appropriate prior to placement of an iud. ...Read more