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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   After a COLPOSCOPY, my doctor said that she indentified some white plaque on my cervix and had to take a biolsy. I asked her if everything was okay after the test and she said that she noticed white plaque and said that this may be an indication of cervical cancer. For an OB is white plaque always leukoplakia (precancer) or a sign of cancer. How can she be certain before the results come back? Are there cases where white plaque is seen and it is not cancer...
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   give me a min please
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?>
User :   35
Doctor :   Well i will explain you everything
User :   Please note that I have only had sex with one man in my life. My husband how likely is it that I could get the HPV virus that leads to this...
Doctor :   any abnormal finding we see we always take it as a precancerous condition. so that we dont take things lightly
Doctor :   yes there are other conditions that can cause the same
Doctor :   even a minor fungal infection can present with same symptoms
User :   Other female conditions can cause white plaque like the fungai infection
Doctor :   yes
User :   So there is a high chance that this is not cancer
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   but like i said its always better to assume and i can assure you one more thing
Doctor :   that any precancerous lesion in cervix IF found to be cancerous is removed with 100% SUCCESS RATE
Doctor :   have you lost weight recently ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   how much ?
User :   5-7 lbs
User :   why
Doctor :   in how much time duration >??
User :   3 wks but I am taking a weight loss prescription
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i can assure you , there is nothing to be tensed about
User :   Thanks... Just pray that the results are good.
Doctor :   i will, dont worry
User :   Thanks again... I have been stressed all week thinking that I have cancer
Doctor :   i have also explained you the WORST CASE SCENARIO and the treatment of success
Doctor :   so dont worry
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