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What is cervical dysplasia?

What is cervical dysplasia?

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 more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Cervical Dysplasia (Definition)

Also known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, cervical dysplasia is a precancerous disease where abnormal mutant cells penetrate the surface lining of the cervix and the endocerical canal, which is the opening between the ...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 is this cervical dysplasia?

Precancerous cells: These are abnormal cells in the cervix that have a potential to turn into cancer but are not yet a cancer. ...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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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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What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

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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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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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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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more