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    Old 03-23-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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    Abnormal uterine cell growth

    A friend was diagnosed with mild abnormal uterine cell growth and was treated with the freezing method. Is this also called displaysia or is that only related to the cervix? Does anyone know about mild abnormal cell growth on the uterus and the chances of re-occurence?

     
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    Old 03-24-2004, 07:20 AM   #2
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    Re: Abnormal uterine cell growth

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    A friend was diagnosed with mild abnormal uterine cell growth and was treated with the freezing method. Is this also called displaysia or is that only related to the cervix? Does anyone know about mild abnormal cell growth on the uterus and the chances of re-occurence?
    Are you sure you have this right? Or perhaps your friend was confused? Freezing (cryotherapy) is a common treatment for mild cervical abnormalities, including mild dysplasia of the cervix and/or mild endocervical (cells lining the os, or opening into uterus) abnormalities. Both of these are considered cervical conditions, NOT uterine.
    It is possible to have mild endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal changes in uterine lining) but freezing is NOT the treatment for this uterine condition.
    If you friend is confused about this, she should call her provider and ask for a copy of her lab results.

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    Old 03-25-2004, 12:33 AM   #3
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    Re: Abnormal uterine cell growth

    The translation from Swedish is 'mild cell change, or alteration.' On the uterus, not the cervix. Not caused by HPV. Possibly some undetected infection at some time. Cryotherapy was performed. What do you think?

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    Are you sure you have this right? Or perhaps your friend was confused? Freezing (cryotherapy) is a common treatment for mild cervical abnormalities, including mild dysplasia of the cervix and/or mild endocervical (cells lining the os, or opening into uterus) abnormalities. Both of these are considered cervical conditions, NOT uterine.
    It is possible to have mild endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal changes in uterine lining) but freezing is NOT the treatment for this uterine condition.
    If you friend is confused about this, she should call her provider and ask for a copy of her lab results.

    best wishes,
    charli
    highest wt: 233
    203/146/146 on Fat Flush Plan for life and loving it!
    age: 50, menopausal and feeling perky to the max!

     
    Old 03-25-2004, 07:11 AM   #4
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    Re: Abnormal uterine cell growth

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    The translation from Swedish is 'mild cell change, or alteration.' On the uterus, not the cervix. Not caused by HPV. Possibly some undetected infection at some time. Cryotherapy was performed. What do you think? Thanks, Satori
    Hmmmmmmm...mebbe something's lost in translation. Perhaps this was vaginal wall cellular change? I'm having difficulty here with the concept of uterine testing without some kind of overt symptom because the uterus is a sterile/closed system (are we clear on the difference between vagina and uterus?).
    A yearly pap smear or vaginal exam does NOT go up invasively into the uterus. It is difficult to even sample the uterus because the os (opening) is typically closed down tight, so other than doing an endometrial biopsy or the like, sampling the uterus generally involves major surgery (or uterine ultrasound). Not only that, getting something up through the vagina and in to the uterus for freezing is a semi-major operation as well. My sense is we are talking about abnormal cells on the vaginal wall (for which cryotherapy is most often the treatment of choice). If this is the case, I think studies show that most mild dysplasia will clear up without the need for additional intervention.

    Sorry, need additional info to be more specific. Need your friend's age, need to know what the exam was called, why it was done and name of tests/procedures done. What did her doctor say was the problem?

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