Related Questions

Can you have both genital warts and cervical dysplasia?

Yes. Both of these conditions are caused by human papillomavirus (just different strains) so frequently warts and cervical dysplasia coexist.

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.

Help! Is it possible to have cervical dysplasia and genital warts?

Yes. Genital warts are related to infection with HPV types 6 or 11, while cervical dysphasia is usually related to infection with HPV types 16 or 18. It is certainly possible to be infected with more than one HPV type at a time.

Does genital warts cause cervical dysplasia? I have been clear of the warts for sevral months now. They were on the outside.

HPV. Yes, some strains of this virus can produce cervical dysplasia, and if you had external lesions it may well be causing the cervical changes as well. See your gynecologist and get this evaluated and treated adequately. Good luck. By the way, make sure you are checked for all other stds.

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.

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!
Don't ignore. Based on how severe the dysplasia is, it may become cancerous if untreated. About 70% of mild dysplasias will regress and 1 in 5 will become severe dysplasia or cancer. Some hpv virus subtypes are more aggressive and this information may be available from a pap smear. But there no sure way to predict behavior. Best to get proper treatment and follow up.