Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
- Cervical intraepithelial (in-trah-ep-i-THEE-le-al) neoplasia is also called cervical dysplasia or CIN. CIN occurs when there are changes in the cells on the surface of your cervix. The cervix is the bottom part of your uterus (womb).
- CIN itself is not cancer. There are no symptoms with CIN. You will have a Pap smear and colposcopy with biopsy to further study your cervical cells. With time, these cell changes may grow smaller and disappear. Sometimes the cell changes never go away or go away and return. The cell changes could turn into cancer. It is very important that CIN be found and treated early.
Take your medicine as directed.
Call your primary healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Ask for information about where and when to go for follow-up visits:
For continuing care, treatments, or home services, ask for more information.
CONTACT A CAREGIVER IF:
- You have a fever.
- You have chills, a cough, or feel weak and achy.
- You have heavy vaginal bleeding (soaking one pad every hour).
- You have yellow or bad smelling discharge from your vagina.
- You have severe stomach pain or vomiting.
- You have questions about your illness or medicine.
SEEK CARE IMMEDIATELY IF:
- You have trouble breathing all of a sudden.
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