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What happens if cervical dysplasia is left untreated?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
Answer assisted by Andrea Knittel, Medical Student
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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