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Case Discussion on Cervical lesions
Cervical lesions are abnormal changes in the cells that make up the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical lesions are often caused by a viral infection called human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and other health problems. Most women who have HPV never develop cervical lesions or cancer. However, some types of HPV can lead to abnormal cell growth in the cervix. Cervical lesions are typically classified as low-grade or high-grade, depending on the severity of the abnormal cells. Low-grade cervical lesions may go away on their own without treatment. High-grade cervical lesions are more likely to progress to cancer if left untreated. The most common symptom of cervical lesions is abnormal bleeding or discharge. Other symptoms may include pain during sex or urination, or a lump or growth on the cervix. Cervical lesions can be diagnosed through a Pap smear or other tests that examine cells from the cervix. If cervical lesions are detected, additional tests may be needed to determine their severity and potential for cancer. Treatment for cervical lesions may include removal of the abnormal cells or more extensive surgery, depending on the severity of the lesions. In some cases, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be necessary to treat cervical lesions that have progressed to cancer.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jasmin Rath
MD, OBG, Laparoscopy Surgeon, Gynecologist and laparoscopy surgeon in Apollo Hospital Hyderabad