Can a person who is not sexually active get cervical dysplasia?

Not necessarily. Cervical dysplasia is a result of the hpv virus that is transmitted person-to-person through bodily fluids. Theoretically anything that results in sharing fluids can transmit this, not just intercourse.
Dysplasia. 90% + cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer is related to hpv. Hpv is primarily transmitted in the genital region by sexual intercourse. To get cervical dysplasia without ever being sexually actively is extremely rare.

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Constant Pelvic pain, shooting pains up cervix and a foul smelling discharge. Not sexually active. What could it be?

Infection likely. Based on your symptoms it sounds like you have an infection. You can get one and not be sexually active. In addition a retained tampon can cause the same symptoms. Its time to get evaluated. Read more...

Only one sexual partner and cervical dysplasia reoccured, what's wrong?

HPV is for life. Once you've met the strain of hpv that caused your dysplasia, you have it for life regardless of who you may or may not be with afterwards. I'm glad you've found love and also that your premalignant lesion was found (and i trust treated) in a timely way. Best wishes. Read more...

So torn on this. My teen is not sexually active, should I still get her the cervical cancer shot?

Yes. Please protect her from cervix cancer and oral cancers. We are seeing a whole new wave of hpv associated head and neck cancers. This has nothing to do with morality, politics, or anything aside from a concern that as much cancer as possible be prevented. Read more...
Please do ! I am aware of the political and religious issues.In my opinion as a cancer doctor, go ahead and give her th 3 shots. If even she remains sexually pure till marriage, her husband might carry the virus and infect her. Up to 30% of throat cancer is caused by the virus and strains which are transmitted by oral sex. President clinton was naive and wrong when he said he did not have sex with this woman. Read more...
Absolutely. What about the future and can you trust any furure partner not to carry hpv?The risk of side effects from the vaccine are far, far outweighed by the risk of cervical cancer.The vaccine is well worth it now for future protection. Do not hesitate. Read more...

Awaiting smear result, and checked last year's which noted cervical erosion. Never been on the pill and not sexually active - should I be concerned?

See details. A pap smear will not identify erosion. It can identify the effects of an erosion such as inflammation. Erosion can be seen during an exam Sounds like you need to ask questions to the doctor that examined you as to what was seen during your exam. Read more...

What would cause a 15 years old teenager who is not sexually active and has never been pregnant to get a 2nd degree prolapsed uterine?

Straining activities. If the 15 year old is obese, weightlifting, playing jumping sports like volleyball, or straining at the stool, all of these activities increase intra-abdominal pressure pushing down on the uterus.(Valsalva maneuvers). Usually at this age the uterine ligaments are very supportive and we(MD's) do not see this condition. Read more...