Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition, which means that the state of the cells present in the abnormality caused by cervical dysplasia is associated with a greater risk of cancer.

Cervical dysplasia occurs when there is abnormal cell growth in the surface lining of your cervix (endocervical canal), the opening between your uterus and your vagina.

Symptoms of Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasiaMost of the time, cervical dysplasia will cause no symptoms to occur. Because of this, cervical dysplasia can often become cancerous if left unchecked. Make sure you that the regular pap tests you are getting from your doctor  are tested for cervical dysplasia.

If you suspect you may have cervical dysplasia, or simply want to be tested for it, schedule an appointment to have a pap test that will detect dysplasia. Make sure you are not menstruating and have not douched or used vaginal creams or lubricants starting at least two days before your pap test.

Causes of Cervical Dysplasia

Risks with Cervical Dysplasia

Diagnosing Cervical Dysplasia

Your doctor can identify whether your cervical dysplasia is mild, moderate, or severe using a single pap test. But medical procedure requires further testing that can help your physician determine the most specific plan for follow-up and treatment possible. The tests used to diagnose your cervical dysplasia are:

Cervical dysplasiaMild cases of cervical dysplasia are known to go away without treatment. If your cervical dysplasia is severe enough, surgery or laser therapy may be necessary.

There are steps you can take to prevent cervical dysplasia –


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