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About My Vagina Worried About Cancer What Are The Signs
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
Could you tell me what are my chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?
I read about you can develop sepsis from bitting nails, extremely worried now about that. What are the chances? Is it really possible?
You'd have : Bite your nails so significantly that you compromise the associated nailed to create a portal of entry for bacteria. This would be exceptionally rare but not impossible like a person getting sick from flesh eating bacteria after a paper cut. I'm not sure anyone can quote you reasonable statistics due to its rarity. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Factors: It depends to your gene ,radiation and chemical exposure,,environment and family history. ...Read more
If you're at risk: You should be concerned if you have significant risk for uterine cancer that will include- excessive unopposed estogen therapy, on tamoxifen or other estrogen replacement, obesity, never pregnant, history of breast cancer, familial cancer such as breast/ovarian sydnrome, familial colon cancer etc. Recommend to have annual papsmear, regular f/u and further discussion with your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cancer runs in my family and im paranoid about it. What are the symptoms that I should be aware of?
Awareness: Don't be paranoid but be aware. If your family history is truly significant, you should visit with a health professional with expertise on risk assessment. You may be ok with routine screening or may need closer surveillance. One size does not always fit all. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a young woman. I am worried about HPV in my mouth? My HCP looked at my tonsils and did not seem worried. What are the signs of HPV in mouth?
Possibly none: Initially there will be no symptoms and no physical findings when your physician looks in your mouth. Over the long term, HPV can cause wart-like lesions in the mouth/throat/upper airway. Certain strains of HPV can lead to cancer of the throat and mouth. At your age, there is a vaccine available that will help protect against many (but not every) cancer causing strain of HPV, you should get it ...Read more
My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have arteriosclerosis of extremities. What should I tell them?
You can do it...: Reassure them that you are doing what it takes to improve your health. This includes eating healthy, quitting smoking, regular exercise per direction of your doctor and take prescribed medications which may include blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications, Aspirin or clopidogrel. The goal is to decrease risk of heart attack and stroke in addition to improving circulation in your legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non healing ulcer : Penile cancer is generally found in middle aged or elderly men who are uncircumcised.It starts as an ulcer which does not heal and gradually gets larger. It is not very painful therefore men Donot seek advice early. Biopsy is the only way to confirm diagnosis. Surgery is the only effective treatment ...Read more
I'm 17 year old female with genital warts. What are my chances of them going away and being cured? What are my chances of having cancer?
High and low: The chance of cure is over90% even with no treatment. The chance of having cervical cancer even with persistent hpv is low. The important thing is to continue your follow-up exams and paps. That will show if and when the hpv is causing a problem that warrants treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding & discharge: Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor pelvic pain or pain during intercourse see a doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more
See below: A painless lump which is slowly increasing in size would raise suspicion. This requires clincial breast examination by your doctor. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast often advised when there is suspicion of a lump and is also used for screening women over 40 years of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
U need to make an: Apt with a gyn , ask a friend who they go, or go to the acog web site and u can find board certified docs in your area or call your local hospital for a list of gyns. ...Read more
Happiness: Greatest source of happiness is being content with who you are. The person you are destined to be. Is the person you decide to be. Ralph waldo emerson. ...Read more
I have a bump on the inside of my vagina, it hurts when i touch it. What can it be? Can it be cancer?
HPV neg: There are two types of lesions in the vagina. One less common form is the metastatic tumor from elsewhere which has to be controlled to prevent the rare metastatic form. The other is a rectal cancer that invades anterior wall of rectum which is posterior wall of vagina and the last is a primary squamous lesion derived from HPV. A circumcised partener will not spread HPV and limit primary CA ...Read more
Probably not: At your age of 18, probably not, but since you are feeling something that seems abnormal it is best to get this evaluated. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more
Discharge: A few thoughts: it could be old blood from spotting or a period. While not typically black and stringy, you could be having discharge from a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis mixed with some old blood. Regardless, with a history (or current diagnosis) of cervical cancer, it's best to have an evaluation by your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have a large lump just inside my vagina on the top wall. It is not painful at all and does not seem to need to be popped. Could it be cancer?
Hard to tell: Difficult to tell without a pelvic exam or ultrasound just exactily what this might be. Could be a cyst just under the wall which can be left alone or drained depending on size and how much it bothers you. Also depends on if this has been there for some time or more of a recent development. If you have had pelvic exams before and was present I would think would have been noticed. ...Read more
Comply: This is an extremely common situation and you just need to comply with monitoring and testing. Usually you can lead a normal life, but be tested ajd followed as you physician has instructed you. ...Read more
I hav developed a huge lump on my vagina, before i see a dr i want to know what to expect, could I have cancer?
Expect 2 be examined: I'm not sure how any doc at Health Tap would venture to know what's going on with you without an exam. Probably none. You need to see a GYN. ...Read more
Molar pregnancy: Must see your doctor immediatly, it could be hydatidiform mole, non -viable fertilized egg gets implanted into uterus, yes will shed as grape like tissues with bleeding. Majority of them benign but 20% chance of malignent trasformation is possible, must seek professional help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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