Cervical Lesions (Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, CIN)
Growth of abnormal on the surface of the . Numbers from 1 to 3 may be used to describe how abnormal the cells are and how much of the cervical is involved.
Infection with HPV Viruses Leading to Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN)
The body’s usually destroys the relatively quickly on its own, without any health consequences. An typically lasts about eight months.
If the is not successfully fought off and the virus stays in the of the or , the affected may start to change over time. In women, this most commonly occurs around the , but it can also occur in the mucous membranes lining the , although this is extremely rare.
These kinds of changes are called “.” There are three levels of severity: “low-grade dysplasia,” “moderate dysplasia” and “high-grade dysplasia.” Doctors often refer to these as “CIN” grades (CIN 1 to CIN 3).