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can abnormal cells in the cervix be sexually transferred if it's not hpv?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No: Abnormal cells like cancer cells can not be easily transferred; so there is no risk of contagion other than infections with viruses like herpes and human papilloma viruses(hpv).

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Will I be able to carry my baby to term if I my placenta has shifted to cover my cervix?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: When the placenta covers the cervix, the condition is called placenta previa. Ultrasound can usually detect it. In many cases bleeding occurs or delivery is planned before the due date. Ideally delivery would be close to term (within two weeks of the due date). However, often bleeding is heavy or persistent enough that the OB physicians feel it is important to proceed with an abdominal delivery.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Why does damage to the cervix cause fertility problems?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Incompetent cervix: Rarely procedures such as d+c's or leep cone biopsy can weaken the cervix, making it unable to retain a pregnancy. Women with this problem usually miscarry late, after 16 weeks.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Will lifting lighter weights still cause strain on the cervix?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Anything that uses your belly muscles will cause strain on the cervix. Unless you have a shortened cervix, a cerclage or preterm cervical changes, it shouldn't make any difference. The main reason to watch how much weight you lift while pregnant is to protect your back. Once you are past about 18 weeks, your abdominals give out and all the work of standing upright goes to your low back.
A 33-year-old member asked:

If I cannot stop working, will sitting help reduce the stress on the cervix?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A little: If your pregnancy isn't complicated by preterm labor or shortened cervix, the pressure of gravity on your cervix with either working or sitting shouldn't be an issue. If you have these complications, decreasing gravity's effects works best with lying down. We don't normally recommend restricting your activity that much unless your at high risk for preterm delivery.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How are precancerous conditions of the cervix treated?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Several ways: It is important to realize that not all precancerous conditions of the cervix require specific treatment. The immune system of young people can clear the lesion and it can be monitors to assure this happening. If treatment is necessary, there are several methods of removal, including laser, leep conization, and cryotherapy.

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