Abnormal Smears (Colposcopy, Treatment of Cervical Dysplasia)

Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus). Although this condition is not cancer there is a small risk that these cells could become cancerous.

Sometimes no treatment is needed as the condition may improve by itself. For more severe dysplasia, treatment involves checking the cervix under magnification (colposcopy) and removing the abnormal cells by wire loop excision.