Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition involving the uterine cervix. Dysplasia refers to an abnormal appearance of the cells that line the cervix when viewed under a microscope. Cervical dysplasia is diagnosed on a biopsy taken at the time of a pelvic examination. Cervical dysplasia can progress to cervical cancer in some circumstances. Dysplasia can be mild, or the observed changes may more closely resemble cancer cells.
Cervical dysplasia does not produce signs or symptoms. For this reason, it is important for women to undergo regular screening for cervical cancer following recommendations by medical experts.
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