Sounds like you're talking about dysplasia or basal cell dysplasia of the cervix, honey. Dysplasia basically means that you have some cells that are not of the "ordinary" shape, which can cause some problems with how the tissue forms.
If you think of your cells as building blocks, like alphabet blocks, then normal cells would be cubes. You can stack cubes on top of each other to build things -- in this case, your cervix. In dysplasia, those blocks might be shaped like jellybeans rather than blocks... and jelly beans don't stack so well, right? So things built out of jelly beans might be a lot less stable than things built out of blocks. That's a super-simplified version of what's going on when there are dysplastic cells.
A mild dysplasia can be caused by lots of things -- or it can just happen for no particularly good reason. It isn't a sexually transmitted disease or anything like that. Sometimes, they just *happen*.
The big risk with a dysplasia is that it might possibly turn into cancer somewhere down the road. Not all of them do, and many of them just kinda do their thing and never cause any problems at all. But any cell abnormality is considered something they want to keep an eye on, just in case it changes.
That's basically what you're looking at -- some abnormal cells. Right now, they're not causing any trouble at all, and they may not EVER cause any trouble in any way. But the only way to know for sure is to get your tushie into that doctor's office and let them take a look at you periodically. PAP smears are one way they test for this, another way is by doing a biopsy of the tissue. They may also want to look at you through a special magnifying tool called a colposcope. It's a little uncomfortable but that's about it -- not really painful.
Depending on what type of dysplasia you have and whether it is localized to one area, they might want to do a minor surgical procedure (you don't have to go into the hospital) to remove the abnormal cells, but not always. In some cases, a cervical dysplasia can be due to Human Papilloma Virus, a common sexually transmitted infection, but this is not always the case.
In any case, the person you really need to be asking all your questions of -- how it's caused, the risks, etc. -- is your doctor. They're pretty good at knowing that stuff.
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