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Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Chronic inflammation: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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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Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean I have oral HPV (oral warts)?

Not necessarily: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Whats squamous metaplasia?

Whats 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more