(Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia [CIN]; Precancerous Changes of the Cervix)
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- Multiple sexual partners
- Early onset of sexual activity (before age 18)
- Early childbearing (before age 16)
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Genital herpes
- Exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero (in the womb)—an estrogen-like substance given to prevent miscarriages in high-risk pregnancies
HPV DNA Analysis
Colposcopy and Biopsy
- Severe (carinoma-in-situ)
- Invasive cervical cancer
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
- Use safe sex methods to prevent HPV infection.
- If you smoke, quit .
- Get vaccinated against HPV infection. The HPV vaccine called Gardasil is approved for use in females aged 9-26 years old. The HPV vaccine called Cervarix is approved for females aged 10-25 years old.
- If you are age 21-29 years, you should have the Pap test every two to three years.
- If you are age 30-65, you should have the Pap test along with the HPV test every three to five years.
- If you are age 65 or older, you may be able to stop having Pap and HPV tests if you have had normal results (such as, three normal results in a row and no abnormal results in the past 10 years).
- Note: You will need to have Pap tests done more often if you have abnormal results. You may also need more frequent testing if you have certain conditions, like a suppressed immune system or a history of cervical dysplasia or cervical cancer. Talk to your doctor about the right screening schedule for you.
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American Social Health Association http://www.ashastd.org
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2013 -