Treating cervical dysplasia

Virtually all cervical dysplasia is caused by HPV (human papilloma virus). And yes, it is a sexually transmitted disease. Therefore, cervical dysplasia is an STD. There are different grades of dysplasia: mild, moderate and severe. If you have mild dysplasia, are a non-smoker and have never had an abnormal pap or genital wart, then I would treat the condition for three months, then repeat the pap. If the pap is then normal, you won’t need the colposcopy and biopsy. It is important to do follow-up paps every three months for one year.

If your pap is abnormal at any of those junctures, then you would need a colposcopy and biopsy. If your pap now shows moderate or severe dysplasia, then you need the colposcopy and biopsy right away — sometime in the next few weeks.

The best way to avoid HPV in the future is through the use of condoms. Naturopathic treatments are available — it may be appropriate in your case. You should see a naturopathic physician well-versed in women’s health. However, each situation needs to be evaluated individually — some women will need LEEP or conization treatments. Other women may fit the criteria for a natural treatment protocol. If your doctor recommends the colposcopy and biopsy based on your current pap, I would follow that advice. The purpose is to accurately diagnose the problem. The results of that procedure will then determine your treatment possibilities. Good luck!

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