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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. Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

If someone has been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, should she get tested for std?

YES. The most common cause for this dysplasia is hpv, with at least have of all dysplasia caused by that virus. This is spread as an std with at least 80% of all women positive for hpv by age 50 years. Having one std, of course, means you are at risk to have attained another, so get it checked out. Read more...
Probably. Cervical dysplasia is not an std but it is almost always associated with an std (hpv). It is a good idea to be tested periodically for std's if there are any risk factors for std. Read more...

What is cervical dysplasia? What can you do to treat it?

PRE-cancer. Dysplasia refers to abnormal cells on the cervical surface that can progress to cancer if ignored. It is usually caused by a virus called HPV. These can be seen under a microscope when a pathologist looks at a biopsy and can be suggested by an abnormal Pap smear. If the dysplasia is "low grade" it may go away on its own. If "high grade" you need treatment by surgery, laser or freezing the area. Read more...