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Cervix During Pregnancy
Erosion and Weathering
What is the treatment for cervical dysplasia or cervical erosion?
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What are the pros and cons of the HPV vaccine?
How is cervical dysplasia treated by alternative medicine?
Asked in Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
What does it mean if you have HPV and Cervical Dysplasia?
Is cervical dysplasia an STD?
Asked in Cervical Cancer, Erosion and Weathering
Treatment for cervical dysplasia or cervical erosion that uses heat?
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Asked in Pap Smear
What is the growth of abnormal cells of the cervix that may be dtected on a Pap smear?
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What is the medical term meaning precancerous lesion?
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What procedure is used to treat cervical erosion?
Treatment of Cervical Erosion: If you have no symptoms but it has been discovered on a routine examination, treatment is not necessary. But if you have symptoms active treatment becomes necessary. The aim of the treatment is to destroy the columnar cells so that normal squamous cells can grow there instead: - Electrocautery: The cells are burned off by using heat generated by electric current. - Diathermy: High temperatures are applied to the area of the cervical erosion which leads to the cells being damaged. - Cryocautery: Extreme cold generated by the application of nitrous oxide gas is used to kill the cells.
Is it safe to be pregnant and have cervical erosion?
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Can you still have cervical cryotherapy if you are 1 month pregnant?
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What is the medical term meaning Loop electrode excision procedure?
Definition Cervical dysplasia refers to abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix that are seen underneath a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. Although these changes are not cancer, they can lead to cancer of the cervix if not treated. Alternative Names Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN); Precancerous changes of the cervix Causes, incidence, and risk factors Most cases of cervical dysplasia occur in women ages 25 - 35, although it can develop at any age. Almost all cases of cervical dysplasia or cervical cancer are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. There are many different types of HPV. Some types lead to cervical dysplasia or cancer. The following may increase your risk of cervical dysplasia: Becoming sexually active before age 18 Giving birth before age 16 Having multiple sexual partners Having other illnesses or using medications that suppress your immune system Smoking Symptoms There are usually no symptoms. Signs and tests A pelvic examination is usually normal. Cervical dysplasia that is seen on a Pap smear is called squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL). These changes may be graded as: Low-grade (LSIL) High-grade (HSIL) Possibly cancerous (malignant) If a Pap smear shows abnormal cells or cervical dysplasia, further testing or monitoring will be recommended: Follow-up Pap smears may be recommended for mild cases Colposcopy-directed biopsy can confirm the condition Cone biopsy may be done after colposcopy Dysplasia that is seen on a biopsy of the cervix is called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). It is grouped into three categories: CIN I -- mild dysplasia CIN II -- moderate to marked dysplasia CIN III -- severe dysplasia to carcinoma in situ Some strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) are known to cause cervical cancer. An HPV DNA test can identify the high-risk types of HPV linked to such cancer. This may be done: As a screening test for women over age 30 For women of any age who have a slightly abnormal Pap test result Treatment Treatment depends on the degree of dysplasia. Mild dysplasia (LSIL or CIN I) may go away on its own. You may only need careful observation by your doctor with repeat Pap smears every 3 - 6 months. If the changes do not go away or get worse, treatment is necessary. 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) Rarely, a hysterectomy may be needed. Women treated for dysplasia need close follow-up, usually every 3 to 6 months or as recommended by their provider. Expectations (prognosis) Early diagnosis and prompt treatment cure nearly all cases of cervical dysplasia. Sometimes, the condition returns. Without treatment, severe cervical dysplasia may develop invasive cancer. It can take 10 or more years for cervical dysplasia to develop into cancer. The risk of cancer is lower for mild dysplasia. Calling your health care provider Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you are age 21 or older and have never had a pelvic examination and Pap smear. See: Physical exam frequency Prevention Ask your health care provider about the HPV vaccine. Girls who receive this vaccine before they become sexually active reduce their chance of getting cervical cancer by 70%. You can reduce your risk of developing cervical dysplasia by taking the following steps: Do not smoke. Smoking increases your risk of developing more severe dysplasia and cancer Get vaccinated for HPV between ages 9 and 26 Do not have sex until you are 18 or older Practice safe sex, and use a condom Practice monogamy, which means you only have one sexual partner at a time References Cervical cancer in adolescents: screening, evaluation, and manage- ment. Committee Opinion No. 463. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116:469–72. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 99: management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;112(6):1419-1444. Wright TC Jr, Massad LS, Dunton CJ, et al. American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology-sponsored Consensus Conference: 2006 consensus guidelines for the management of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcihnoma in situ. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197(4):340-345. Wright TC Jr, Massad LS, Dunton CJ, et al. American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology-sponsored Consensus Conference: 2006 consensus guidelines for the management of women with abnormal cervical cancer screening tests. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197(4):346-355. Kahn JA. HPV vaccination for the prevention of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:271-278. Reviewed By Review Date: 02/28/2011 Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.