Re: HPV and Vaginal (not cervical) Squamous Cell Atypia
Hi LynneVi, I have a similar problem but mine my dysplasia/abnormal cells are in my vulva area. Yes, you should have treatments done as soon as possible to get rid of the abnormal cells! I've had the acid test (a vinegar solution) done three times now, twice I had areas that turned white indicating abnormal cells. My doctor was a little more aggressive and cut them out with a scalpel and stitched them up. The laser should not cause more abnormalities or problems, it is going to help prevent the abnormal cells from reaching into further layers of tissue-----you do not want that to happen! I know this isn't easy and wish I could say that once they do this that no abnormal cells will be found again, however it is hard to predict. Initially I had warts removed (colposcopy) and biopsy sent in revealing HPV, 2nd colpo and acid test nothing found, 3rd colpo and acid test another abnormal area (near where the 1st one was). Now going to an Oncologist this month for further evaluation and treatment is necessary. Also I've never had an abnormal pap. Best wishes and let us know how you are doing!