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A 38-year-old member asked:

what is "cervical spondylosis without myelopathy"?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
As below: When spondylosis does not affect spinal cord or the root spinal nerves.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Just degeneration: Just that there are degenerative changes within the spine that could even narrow the spinal canal but the spinal cord is not affected even if there is some compression demonstrated on inaging studies yet based on an otherwise normal clinical exam and no symptoms of myelopathy.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How does human papilloma virus contribute to cervical cancer?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The human papilloma virus is absolutely the leading cause of cervical cancer. Luckily there is now a vaccine which can prevent infection or progression of the most cancer inducing strains of the virus. Modern screening techniques such as pap smear and dna analysis can discover viral infection and pre-cancerous signs long before it progresses to cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What STD may cause cervical cancer?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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HPV DOES cause it: Hpv is the one and only cause of 99.5% plus (essentially all) of all cervical cancers. Human papilloma virus - the virus that also causes genital warts is the cause of cervical cancers.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do cervical mucus changes signal ovulation date?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Roughly...: Around the time of ovulation, the amount of cervical mucus increases and it becomes more thin, clear, watery and elastic in response to estrogen produced in the body. After ovulation as the body shifts from estrogen to progesterone, the mucus becomes more thick, opaque and sticky. Tracking these changes can help you to know when you may ovulate, but is not a very reliable form of birth control!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is cervical cancer and cervicitis the same thing?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No: Cervical cancer refers to a tumor that is originating from the cervix whereas cervicitis refers to inflammation of the cervix.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can cervical cancer prevent me from having kids?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
It can: The most common type of surgery for cervical cancer will not allow you to have kids in the future. Some women will be candidates for a trachalectomy which could allow you to have kids in the future. If you get radiation treatment then this can damage the ovaries unless they are moved out of the treatment field.

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