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    How is Mild Dysplasia Contagious
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    An_210248 posted:
    Anon_162100 posted: I am female and married to the same man for the past 28 years and have been diagnosed with mild dysplasia of the vaginal wall - I do not have a cervix as I had a partial hysterectomy over 10 years ago.

    I have been treated with a coposcopy and two different biopsies in the past 18 months - the lesion has neither improved or progressed any further than when originally detected. I am having pap smears every 6 months with the same results of "no change" see you in six months.

    Is the mild dysplasia contagious to my spouse through vaginal and/or oral sex?

    If so, can the mild dysplasia be passed to my husband and/or have caused him to have contracted a pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland?

    Thank you for your time.
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    betsyo1967 responded:
    usually it's caused by hpv infections. typically you are infected with hpv for many years before it progresses to the point where it starts causing obvious changes that are detected in a pap test. if either of you had partners prior to each other, odds are you picked it up long ago.

    typically we don't recommend any precautions in a situation like this when you've been partners for this long.

    I am not familiar enough with the types of hpv associated with head and neck cancers to answer your question about the adenoma.
    Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)


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