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How are PID and vaginal cancer related?

How are PID and vaginal cancer related?

Both are STD's: Pid (pelvic inflammatory disease) starts with a sexually transmitted bacterial infection such as gonorrhea or chlamydia which gains access to the upper pelvic organs. Vaginal dysplasia and cancer start off with the sexually-transmitted hpv (human papilloma virus), which also can cause cervical and vulvar cancers. So these two diseases are caused by different agents indifferent areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What can cause vaginal bleeding besides cancer of the reproductive organs and std's?

What can cause vaginal bleeding besides cancer of the reproductive organs and std's?

Vaginal bleeding: Aside menstrual cycle and what you mentioned, hormonal imbalance , uterine polyps, fibroids ( benign growth) just few to mention can cause vaginal bleeding ...Read more

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What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

Low and zero: Cervicitis is often unexplained but folks have looked at the various risk factors and bacterial vaginosis isn't up there, so i doubt it. To cause cancer, something has to actually get into the genes or greatly accelerate turnover and "bv" just isn't going to do this, statistical link or no. Stop worrying. Cervicitis we can treat; cervical cancer we can prevent / treat with due vigilance. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of uterine cancer and vaginal cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of uterine cancer and vaginal cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Uterine cancer may be asymptotic. Symptoms include, vaginal bleeding after menopause, prolonged periods or bleeding between periods, an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, enlarged lymph lymphnodes. In the case of vaginal cancer a mass or ulcer in the vagina. Anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?

Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?

Not really: These are not really related conditions. PID is caused by bacteria from the vagina ( or sexually transmitted bacteria) getting up the cervix into the uterus and tubes and setting up an infection. This isn't really related to cancer at all. The only exception is that very severe cancers can cause necrosis of tissue which can mimic infection in many ways. ...Read more

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Which are the concrete uterine cancer symptoms and vaginal cancer symptoms?

Which are the concrete uterine cancer symptoms and vaginal cancer symptoms?

Common, not concrete: Most common early sign of uterine cancer is bleeding. Rare in young people- more common post-menopausal. For vaginal cancer, bleeding and pain would be high up on the list of symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal bleeding besides a normal period, std's or cancer of the reproductive organs?

What can cause vaginal bleeding besides a normal period, std's or cancer of the reproductive organs?

Vaginal bleeding can: Also come from uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) and endometriosis; physical trauma could also cause bleeding. Hormonal imbalances can cause abnormal periods with increased or decreased bleeding. If you're experiencing unusual vaginal bleeding, see gyn for exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Does oral and anal sex really cause head/neck cancer as well as anal cancer? Are there risks involved if both parties are HPV free and monagomous?

Does oral and anal sex really cause head/neck cancer as well as anal cancer? Are there risks involved if both parties are HPV free and monagomous?

Yes: Anal cancer and some types of head/neck cancer (mainly tonsil) are caused by hpv. If both parties are hpv free and monogamous then the risk would likely decrease, however studies of cervical samples in female college students show a very high rate of exposure at some point. So, monogamy at present wouldn't necessarily mean that there hadn't been prior exposure. ...Read more

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Are vulval cancer and vaginal cancer caused by hpv?

Are vulval cancer and vaginal cancer caused by hpv?

Associated: Hpv is associated with genital areas for warts and cancers in men and women which can include inside into the vagina and cervix and anus. Head and neck linings can also be associated with hpv. What I am saying hpv does not always lead to or cause these cancers and these cancers can occur without hpv. Gardasil vaccines can help prevent hpv. ...Read more

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What are some serious vaginal diseases that DES daughters can get and what are the symtoms?

What are some serious vaginal diseases that DES daughters can get and what are the symtoms?

Infert. and cancer: Des (diethyl-stilbestrol) was an estrogen-like drug given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. It causes female offspring to have uterine malformations, vaginal adenosis that can be disabling, and a rare kind of cancer, clear cell cancer of the cervix. There may not be any symptoms. Des has not been used since the 60"s. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what colon and rectal cancers are? Are they more common in women?

Can you tell me what colon and rectal cancers are? Are they more common in women?

Abnormal colon mass: Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of death in women next to heart disease. You should check for rectal bleeding at age 40 and yearly there after. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50. Depending on the findings, you should have a colonoscopy 3 years, 5 years or 10 years thereafter until age 80: if family history, late 30s or early 40s. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of PID and cervictitis ?

What  are symptoms of PID and cervictitis ?

PID: Symptoms of pid are pain/tenderness in lower abdomen/back, fever, vaginal discharge, chills, fatigue, bleeding after intercourse, frequent or painful urination, lack of appetite, increased menstrual cramps, irregular menstrual bleeding, nausea, painful intercourse. ...Read more

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Dryness and itching on labias, how can it be treated? Pap smear and gyn exam/lab done, no infection.

Dryness and itching on labias, how can it be treated? Pap smear and gyn exam/lab done, no infection.

Your doctor can help: Your gynecologist should have given you some medication to relieve the itching. If he/she has not been able to figure out what to do, you may benefit from seeing a dermatologist (skin specialist). There are many causes for itching in this area so a skin specialist can may be able to help you better. ...Read more

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Are bacterial vaginosis and endometriosis related at all?I have chronic BV and the doc also suspects possibly endometriosis.

No: Bacterial vaginosis and endometriosis have not been known to be related. Bacterial vaginosis is an infection the occasionally chronic in the vaginal area. Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvis where tissue similar to the uterine lining grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, bladder, and even the bowel. ...Read more

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Which are the causes of vulvar bleeding\u0026#40; not vaginal bleeding\u0026#41;? No other symptoms. In 2008 i did hysterectomy . Thanks

Which are the causes of vulvar bleeding\u0026#40; not vaginal bleeding\u0026#41;? No other symptoms. In 2008 i did hysterectomy . Thanks

Many possibilities: The first thing to do is to look at your vulva and see if there is anything there. Sometimes that is hard to do, so i recommend seeing an ob/gyn. There are many reasons for bleeding including skin condition, infection, itching, and tumors. ...Read more

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I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc. But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc.  But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

Odd question: The anus and rectum are essentially the same structure.You may look at the anus as a back door and inside something different, but we consider the terms interchangable. Yes, the cancer related strains of HPV can be involved in rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Are cysts related to sex and sti's?

Are cysts related to sex and sti's?

No: Ovarian cysts would not be caused by sexual activity, or sexually transmitted infections. However some other symptoms might be, such as vaginal or genital soreness, discharge, sores, or pain. ...Read more

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