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Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus). Although this condition is not cancer there is a small risk that these cells could become cancerous. It is picked up by cervical smears and if picked up a colposcopy is done to decide if treatment is required.

Sometimes no treatment is needed as the condition is mild and may improve by itself. For more severe dysplasia, treatment involves removing the abnormal cells with an electrical loop called Loop Excision. 

Whether you have treatment or not, you should have more frequent Pap smears in the future.

This page was last updated at 7:18PM on December 13, 2018.