How is cervical dysplasia typically treated?

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.
Cervical Dysplasia. Treatment for moderate-to-severe dysplasia or mild dysplasia that does not go away may include: cryosurgery to freeze abnormal cells laser therapy, which uses light to burn away abnormal tissue leep (loop electrosurgical excision procedure), which uses electricity to remove abnormal tissue (see: electrocauterization) surgery to remove the abnormal tissue (cone biopsy).

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What is cervical dysplasia?

Definition/causes. Cervical dysplasia = abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix that are seen underneath a microscope. Causes: most are due to the human papilloma viruses (hpv). Other risks = giving birth before age 16, smoking, immune difficiency, multiple sexual partners, and having sex before age 18 etc.. Increase your risk of cervical dysplasia.. Consult your doc... Good luck.. Read more...
HPV. Cervical dysplasia is caused by the virus hpv. This just means that there is a cytologic change from a normal cell to something that needs to be closely monitored. Read more...
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...

Whats cervical dysplasia mean?

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...

What causes Cervical dysplasia?

Usually HPV virus. Dysplasia is one of the early steps in mucosal transformation. The phenotypic structure of the mucosal cells begins to transform toward malignant phenotype and can be picked up on Pap. With newer monoclonals defining the immunogenic protein characterizing cervical Ca changes, normal mucosal cells can be shown to expression tumor protein even though the cells look normal, the ImmunoPap. Read more...

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...

Could cervical dysplasia ever be cured?

Yes. There are a number of treatment options for cervical dysplasia including cryotherapy, laser therapy, and excisional therapies. Some can be done in the doctor's office and some are done as outpatient surgeries. Which one is best depends on the degree of dysplasia, your age, whether you've completed child-bearing etc. 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 more...

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...

What are the causes of cervical dysplasia?

HPV. The overwhelming majority of cervical dyplasia is caused by hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv is a virus transmitted sexually. Most cases of hpv will resolve on their own but some cases will persist and lead to precancerous (dysplasia) changes in the cervix. Some cases of cervical dysplasia can progress to cervical cancer so proper follow up with your doctor is key. Read more...

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...
Cervical dysphasia. Cervical dysplasia has no symptoms. In contrast, the most common symptom of cervical cancer is abnormal bleeding. If advanced, it can cause pain in the back, pain in the leg, or swelling in the legs. Read more...