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Old 03-30-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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What's the difference between dysplasia and a lesion?

I was diagnosed with HPV and dysplasia. My doctor told me that I had a few lesions. What does that mean? I thought lesions were dysplasia until I was reading on this board and saw that someone had dysplasia and a lesion so now I'm confused. What exactly is the difference? ~Riley

 
Old 04-21-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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Re: What's the difference between dysplasia and a lesion?

"Lesion" simply refers to an area of abnormal cell growth. If you have have dysplasia, you have one or more lesions.

 
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:39 AM   #3
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Re: What's the difference between dysplasia and a lesion?

Riley-
I too was told I have HPV, moderate dysplasia and lesions. I was also wondering about the lesion thing, but I think Piper is right it just refers to the abnormal cell growth, where as, I was thinking I had some crazy cyst/tumorish type growth down there, but you and I should probably ask our doctors what in the heck they mean by lesions.
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P.S. Also when she said I had lesions I thought she was refering to the HPV/Warts... so maybe thats the "crazy" growth she was refering to, I don't know, I'll ask her tomorrow though, when I go for surgery.

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