Can cervical dysplasia be confused with metaplasia?

No. Metaplasia typically precedes dysplasia. We pathologists spend years getting good at telling them apart. Both usually involve HPV and both need to be followed closely.

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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. Read more...

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! Read more...
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. Read more...

Can you be completely cured from acute cervical dysplasia?

Yes. You can be cured by watchful waiting if careful monitoring is practiced and your immune system is good enough. If the problem progresses, there are several simple surgical treatments which are effective. Read more...
Cervical dysplasia. At your age, it is possible to simply treat the the dysplasia. Because you are young there is a good chance that the hpv that caused it may go away also. Read more...

What are the treatments for Cervical dysplasia?

Depends! Cervical Dysplasia can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild to moderate Dysplasia maybe just followed by repeat smears and/or Kolposkopy, severe needs treatment. Read more...