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.

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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...

Is it possible for cervical dysplasia to cause a miscarriage?

Not likely. Most women with cervical dysplasia will carry their babies to term. There is little evidence that is will cause a miscarriage. Dsyplasia is usually managed expectantly during pregnancy meaning that colposcopy is performed and biopsy if indicated, and treatment may be indicated after the delivery. Read more...
Not likely. Most women with cervical dysplasia will carry their babies to term. There is little evidence that is will cause a miscarriage. Dsyplasia is usually managed expectantly during pregnancy meaning that colposcopy is performed and biopsy if indicated, and treatment may be indicated after the delivery. Read more...