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Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition where abnormal cells are found on the cervix.  The cells themselves are not cancer, but they can lead to cervical cancer.  Cervical dysplasia can be mild or severe, and many times it goes unnoticed by the infected person.  In most cases, mild cervical dysplasia resolves on its own.  In rare cases, severe cervical dysplasia leads to cancer of the cervix.

Also, we have information on diagnosis, helpful books and valuable resources for patients.

Are there any Signs or Symptoms of Cervical Dysplasia?

There are no signs and symptoms of cervical dysplasia.  Seventy percent of all cases of cervical dysplasia are mild and resolve without treatment.  Moderate and severe cases of cervical dysplasia have a higher rate of progressing to cervical cancer.  This is why it is essential to have annual Pap tests.  It can take up to ten years or more for cervical dysplasia to develop into cancer.  Left untreated, cervical dysplasia can turn into a precancerous condition called cervical carcinoma in situ, and then progress to the more deadly form of cervical cancer.


Diagnosis of Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is diagnosed through routine Pap tests.  Diagnosing and treating cervical dysplasia early is essential to preventing cervical cancer.  Many physicians will remove suspicious cervical lesions promptly.  In most cases, your doctor will recommend a six month follow-up to check for any changes.  After you’ve had two consecutive normal Pap tests, you can go back to annual screenings.


Books For Women With Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Dysplasia

HPV and Cervical Dysplasia: A Naturopathic Approach (Woodland Health Series)
Jane Semple MA ND
Cervical Dysplasia – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
ICON Health Publications


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about HPV and Abnormal Pap Smears
Joel Palefsky
Get It Out! Eliminating the Cause of Diverticulitis, Kidney Stones, Bladder Infections, Prostate Enlargement, Menopausal Discomfort, Cervical Dysplasia, PMS, and More
Sydney Ross Singer


Cervical Dysplasia Resources

General Patient Resources

  • Health Communities . com

Overview of cervical dysplasia.

http://www.healthcommunities.com/cervical-dysplasia/overview-of-cervical-dysplasia.shtml

  • Health Channels Forum

An online health community from HealthCommunities.com, Inc. for cervical dysplasia.

http://forum.womenshealthchannel.com/hc-forum/cervical-dysplasia_f508/

  • ThirdAge . com

Cervical Dysplasia Resource Guide. Browse listings of Cervical Dysplasia research centers, non-profits, and other organizations below to find one in your area.

http://www.thirdage.com/hc/c/cervical-dysplasia-resource-guide

  • Med Help

Cervical dysplasia information, symptoms, treatments and resources.

http://www.medhelp.org/tags/show/16928/Cervical-dysplasia

  • HPV Forum . com

Articles and Studies relating Cervical Dysplasia.

http://www.hpvforum.com/cervical-dysplasia.asp



Medical Resources

  • Pub Med Health

Reviews causes, risk factors, incidence, symptoms, treatment prognosis and complications.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002461/

  • Mayo Clinic

Cervical dysplasia indicates abnormal cells found on the cervix. Questions and answers about cervical dysplasia.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-dysplasia/AN01657

  • Medline Plus

A service of the US National Library of Medicine.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001491.htm