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What is a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: What is Hsil ?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 hour later)
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HSIL

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You are wondering what HSIL means. It stands fro High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. This means that the pap smear indicated changes that are suggestive of possible cervical cancer and that further investigation is indicated. the next step would be a culposcopy which is looking directly at the cervix with a high power microscope. Once they find the lesion they will biopsy the area. If it is a cancer they can also treat it with various therapies most common is cryotherapy of freezing the area or they may remove the disease part with a laser.

I do recommend that you be sure to follow up with your medical provider to have this pap smear checked
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What is a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

Brief Answer: HSIL Detailed Answer: thank you for contacting HCM with your helath care concerns You are wondering what HSIL means. It stands fro High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. This means that the pap smear indicated changes that are suggestive of possible cervical cancer and that further investigation is indicated. the next step would be a culposcopy which is looking directly at the cervix with a high power microscope. Once they find the lesion they will biopsy the area. If it is a cancer they can also treat it with various therapies most common is cryotherapy of freezing the area or they may remove the disease part with a laser. I do recommend that you be sure to follow up with your medical provider to have this pap smear checked