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What Happens If Cervical Dysplasia Goes 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
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