Cervical Dysplasia - Treatment

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What are treatments for cervical dysplasia?

(These treatments are for CIN precancer conditions only and are not appropriate for invasive cancer conditions.)

Most women with low grade (mild) dysplasia (CIN1 when the diagnosis is confirmed and all abnormal areas have been visualized), will undergo spontaneous regression of the mild dysplasia without treatment. In others, it will persist, and in some, it will progress. Therefore, monitoring without specific treatment is often indicated in this group. Treatment is appropriate for women diagnosed with high-grade cervical dysplasia (CIN II and CIN III).

Treatments for cervical dysplasia fall into two general categories: destruction (ablation) of the abnormal area and removal (resection). Both types of treatment are equally effective. Generally, destruction (ablation) procedures are used for milder dysplasia and removal (resection) is recommended for more severe dysplasia.

The destruction (ablation) procedures are carbon dioxide laser, electrocautery, and cryotherapy. The removal (resection) procedures are loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), cold knife conization, and hysterectomy. Treatment is not done at the time of the initial colposcopy, since the treatment depends on the subsequent diagnosis of the biopsies obtained.

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Comment from: Jade, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I had a normal Pap smear in 02/2012. I went again in 02/2014 and results came back CIN2, cervical dysplasia. I had colposcopy and biopsy and I will have to have the cells removed. I can"t stress enough how important regular pap smears are. Never put them off.

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Comment from: Scared, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I am 44 years old. I've had two partners in my entire life. The first one 20 years ago! The current one 5 years ago, we were together a few months, broke up for about three years and I have been with him for the past two years. I went in for a routine Pap smear/HPV test. My results have always been normal. My results came back that I was HPV positive and had low squamous intraepithelial lesion with mild cervical dysplasia. I was advised to proceed with a colposcopy and possible biopsy. Scared, yes! But I immediately made an appointment for that afternoon. The doctor said my cervix looked normal, she did an acidic test in order to highlight abnormal cells. She also performed a biopsy. The whole procedure took 10 to 15 minutes. It was not painful. I am now waiting for my results (in about 5 more days). I'm hoping for the best. Please do not hesitate to have a Pap smear/HPV test and if necessary a colposcopy, both are not painful.

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