What is Cervical Dysplasia?
It’s a precancerous condition that occurs on the surface lining of the cervix. It can be linked to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or just occur naturally.
Cervical dysplasia seldom shows itself in symptoms. Instead, it’s often found by doing a pap smear. However, when symptoms do occur, they include:
- Genital warts
- Abnormal bleeding
- Spotting after intercourse
- Vaginal discharge
- Low back pain
There’s no single cause of cervical dysplasia, but several risk factors contribute to its appearance:
Treatment options include; medical management colposcopy, and LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure).
If discovered and treated early, women have a very good chance of preventing cervical dysplasia from developing into cervical cancer.