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Is mild dysplasia or cervical dysplasia considered a form of std?

Is mild dysplasia or cervical dysplasia considered a form of std?

YES: Most likely, yes. The most common cause for this dysplasia is hpv, with at least have of all dysplasia caused by that virus. This is spread as an std with at least 80% of all women positive for hpv by age 50 years. Having one std, of course, means you are at risk to have attained another, so get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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If someone has been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, should she get tested for std?

If someone has been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, should she get tested for std?

Probably: Cervical dysplasia is not an std but it is almost always associated with an std (hpv). It is a good idea to be tested periodically for std's if there are any risk factors for std. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

What are the main symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

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

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What happens if cervical dysplasia is left untreated?

What happens if cervical dysplasia is left untreated?

Nothing good: Cervical dysplasia is what is called a pre-cancerous condition; it's not cancer, but there is a risk that it will develop into cervical cancer. Managing it depends on the degree of the dysplasia, and it is really important that you continue to follow-up with your doctor to prevent it from progressing. The earlier you treat these lesions, the easier they are to control! ...Read more

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Can you be completely cured from acute cervical dysplasia?

Yes: You can be cured by watchful waiting if careful monitoring is practiced and your immune system is good enough. If the problem progresses, there are several simple surgical treatments which are effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: Abnormal looking cells of the cervix which may or may not be pre-malignant. ...Read more

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What are the lifestyle recommendations for someone with cervical dysplasia?

Stop smoking: Monogamous relationships and stop smoking get Gardasil if indicated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical dysplasia besides hpv?

Depends on multiple: Factors. Hpv accounts for about 80% of cervical cancers. Other risk factors for cancer and by extension for dysplasia are age at first intercourse, number of partners, smoking and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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If I have cervical dysplasia, could it definitely progress to cancer?

If I have cervical dysplasia, could it definitely progress to cancer?

Usually No: Most commonly the dysplasia will resolve on ts own, not, in fact, progress to cancer. The greater the level of dysplasia (graded i, ii, or iii) the more likely it will progress but even the most advanced dysplasia may not become cancer. Not smoking and taking Folic Acid regularly may help your body to eradicate the dysplasia naturally. But don't avoid seeing the doctor! ...Read more

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How could my doctor diagnose cervical dysplasia?

Pap smear and biopsy: The pap smear is a good screen to suggest that atypical cells or dysplastic cells are present. Because the pap is performed blindly, it doesn't always show the worst cells. The most exact way to diagnose dysplasia is by doing a colposcopy (looking at the cervix with a microscope after treating with a vinegar solution) and then doing a small biopsy of the abnormal areas. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage. Could it be due to cervical dysplasia?

Not likely: Most women with cervical dysplasia will carry their babies to term. There is little evidence that is will cause a miscarriage.
Dsyplasia is usually managed expectantly during pregnancy meaning that colposcopy is performed and biopsy if indicated, and treatment may be indicated after the delivery. ...Read more

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I have cervical dysplasia cin 1.should I have sex?

I have cervical dysplasia cin 1.should I have sex?

If you want to: It's always wise to use barrier protection until you're in what you think will be a lifelong monogamous relationship. But you're in no special danger from sharing love if you have CIN-1. I'm glad you are health-conscious and trust you'll follow this up. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Anyone ever have cervical dysplasia due to HPV and had it go to fatal cancer?

Yes, rarely: A person who is infected with hpv, and has cervical dysplasia, could potentially develop cervical cancer. However, with good follow up with your doctor, the diagnostic tools and preventive techniques that we use today make this unlikely. Again, I stress the importance of regular follow up and care, if your doctor is concerned, they may do a colposcopy and biopsy, and remove concerning tissue. ...Read more

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What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

Recurrence: Even with proper treatment of cervical dysplasia, the fact that this is caused by a viral infection gives a 30% recurrence rate for cervical dysplasia. The high risk hpv types may always be present. ...Read more

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Dx with low grade cervical dysplasia. Have had watery bloody tinged discharge 4-5 days after end of period. Also, orange discharhe after bm. Worried.

Not related: Having a low grade pap is not going to be the cause of your bleeding. You probably had a hormonal imbalance which caused your cycle to be off a little. Most women will self correct their cycle within 3 cycles. If not, see your doctor ...Read more

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What's cervical dysplasia mean?

What's cervical dysplasia mean?

Precancerous cells: Dysplasia of the cervix are cells which are showing cellular changes consistent with pre-cancerous lesions. They are graded as low-grade (atypia or cin-1) or high-grade (cin 2, 3, or carcinoma in situ). Low grade cells can be followed while high grade lesions need to be identified (colposcopy) & removed (leep or cone biopsy). ...Read more

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Could cervical dysplasia ever be cured?

Yes: Cervical dysplasia, or precancer cells, often go away without treatment and the hpv virus that stimulated the cells to become abnormal can also disappear. If cervical dysplasia doesn't go away, it is treatable and curable by procedures like freezing, laser, or leep which can remove all evidence of abnormal cells along with the hpv virus. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Cervical dysplasia?

What are the tests for Cervical dysplasia?

Cervical Dysplasia: Tests for Cervical Dysplasia include serveral - starting with the PAP test, which is cytology (cells) from the cervix. If this or the High Risk Human Papilloma Virus test is positive, colposcopy (microscopic exam) is done and biopies are taken (small tissue samples). This allows for detection of Uterine Cervical Dysplasia. Treatment is another topic entirely. ...Read more

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How is cervical dysplasia typically treated?

Several methods: Cervical dysplasia can be treated by a cone biopsy or leep procedure (in which a small portion of the cervix is removed), or sometimes by laser or cryotherapy (freezing), both of which destroy the abnormal cells but do not remove the area for further examination. There is good evidence that the hpv vaccines can decrease the risk of developing dysplasia in the first place. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of Cervical dysplasia?

None: Unfortunately there are no symptoms of cervical dysplasia. The only way to detect it is with Pap smears and possibly HPV testing, thus the importance of regular exams. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Cervical dysplasia?

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

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What is cervical dysplasia? What can you do to treat it?

PRE-cancer: Dysplasia refers to abnormal cells on the cervical surface that can progress to cancer if ignored. It is usually caused by a virus called HPV. These can be seen under a microscope when a pathologist looks at a biopsy and can be suggested by an abnormal Pap smear. If the dysplasia is "low grade" it may go away on its own. If "high grade" you need treatment by surgery, laser or freezing the area. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cervical dysplasia besides warts?

Different things: Genital warts almost always occur externally (you can see them without a speculum). Most often they will be on the vulva and rarely are they dysplastic (pre-malignant). They are also called condyloma accuminata. Cervical dysplasia occurs on the opening into your uterus and implies pre-malignant changes to the cells. Both are caused by HPV. Your pap tests will evaluate for cervical dysplasia. ...Read more

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How serious is a CIN 3 cervical dysplasia for a woman in her 20's?

How serious is a CIN 3 cervical dysplasia for a woman in her 20's?

Needs follow-up!: Cin 3 cervical dysplasia means pre-cancerous cells were found on your pap smear. It's caused by hpv, a virus. The next step is a "colposcopy", which means a doctor looks at your cervix with a microscope after putting vinegar on it. Sounds weird, but the vinegar makes early cancer turn white so it can be removed. This will ensure you don't get cervical cancer later! Don't be scared... Just get treated! To learn from other women with this, go to: https://www. Inspire. Com/groups/national-cervical-cancer-coalition/discussion/cin-3-scared/. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between having an abortion and having cervical dysplasia?

Abortion dysplasia: Abortion is not related to cervical dysplasia, but having multiple sexual partners or a partner with a sexually transmitted disease are. Any pregnancy means the woman's partner didn't use a condom and would explain the risk of dysplasia. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Cervical Dysplasia (Definition)

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