Cervical Dysplasia/HPV

Overview

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There are a number of females who may be walking around with changes in the histology of their cervices. These abnormalities are precancerous changes in the cells and create a condition called Cervical Dysplasia (CD). In many cases, this is due to Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which most often occurs through sexual intercourse.

In the case of HPV infection, there may be dysplasia of the vulva, vagina and peri-anal region, which may eventually lead to an increased incidence of cancer. If you have any concern that this condition must be explored in someone that you suspect may have an increased risk, we would be happy to sit down with you and advise you on how to precede.

Cervical Dysplasia (CD) is more common in girls who have frequent male partners, are sexually active from an early age. They typically practice frequent, unprotected sex as well. The use of certain long-term contraceptive pills has also been associated with an increased incidence.

Symptoms

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  • Normalcy (unfortunately, there are very few recognizable symptoms)
  • Regular screening by a professional is of utmost importance for early diagnosis and management

Management

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At our center we will direct you in specific testing, inform you of the increased risk factors, what steps to take to minimize being affected by this condition, and what supplements and herbs you can take in an effort to manage milder cases of Cervical Dysplasia. We also utilize hydrogen peroxide therapy in some cases if the doctor is confident it will help. More severe cases may need more intense managements such as cone biopsy or other surgical procedures. This is a serious condition, and at our clinic we believe education is power.

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