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Arm Soreness After Getting The Hpv Vaccine
I got the hpv vaccine 2 weeks ago and my arm is still super sore and it has a very hard big lump under my skin. Should I be worried?
Hard lump: Hard lump at injection site is a small collection of blood called a hematoma. This occurs when the tip of the needle grazes a small blood vessel called a capillary. It isn't dangerous and will resolve on its own. ...Read more
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
I recently had the hpv vaccine 4 days ago, my left arm is still very sore and the pain has moved into near my armpit area to to chest, is this normal?
After getting the HPV vaccine, it's rlly messed w/my body. Achy legs&arms, shooting chest & pelvic pain, & reactivated Epstein bar. Any meds 2 help??
Doubt related: The HPV Vaccine is not a live vaccine, and is not associated with the symptoms you described. How long after your shot did you develop your symptoms, and how long have they persisted? How many shots did you receive? Did you ever receive Hepatitis B vaccine? If so, it contains the same adjuvant as HPV. I am not clear on the relevance of reactivated Epstein Barr. See your clinician to discuss. ...Read more
Should I worry about getting the hpv vaccine? Any vaccines a person should get whose 20 and has no spleen? Thanks
Get vaccinated!: The HPV vaccines are entirely without signficant side effects. Having no spleen in theory can increase risks of certain infections, maybe including vaccines that have live virus. But HPV vaccine doesn't have live virus. It will only protect you against HPV, without any signficant side effects. For sure get vaccinated! Good luck. ...Read more
Inactivated vaccines: Such as the HPV vaccine, do not contain whole or live viruses and cannot produce the natural disease in an immunocompromised person. A more likely scenario would be poor immune response to the vaccine and ineffective protection from getting the disease via the usual ways. ...Read more
Prevent transmission: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more
Depends: If you are in a monogamous relationship with a monogamous partner, at a listed age of 49, there is little need. You would also likely have to pay the entire cost of the 3 shot series out of pocket, as most insurers won't cover at that age. If you may be exposed in the future, and do not have HPV, it may be a benefit. ...Read more
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 years for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more
Should a homosexual male get the HPV vaccine? It is confusing because I hear it can have serious side effects and only protects for five years.
Yes: The HPV vaccine is an anti-cancer vaccine protecting against most cervical cancers and probably against anal cancers caused by the same viruses. The vaccine is very, very safe but is expensive. With limited resources in healthcare, maybe girls should be offered the vaccine first, before the boys. At this time, the vaccine is recommended for all teens, both girls and boys. ...Read more
I'm 19yrs old guy from INDIA. I never took HPV Vaccine. Should I get vaccinated now? In India HPV vaccination is not that common. Ppl don't take it
Stay here or tourist: A person usually follows the vaccine recommendations of the country he is living in (not just visiting for a vacation). If just living in the U.S. for a few months, and not needing vaccinations for school, work, etc., he can follow his home country's recommendations. In the U.S., all persons from about age 11-26 are recommended to get HPV vaccines (but HPV risk if very low if one never has sex). ...Read more
Can HPV vaccine prevent us from HPV till we're alive? Is it possible to get infected from HPV by getting vaccinated if some HPV is alive in the vaccine
Not a living vaccine: The hpv vaccines contain material synthesized in a lab that recreates the material in the virus cell wall, it is not and never was alive. This material tricks the immune system into making antibodies against the cell wall as if it were the virus. Protection after a full series is thought to be for life. Its a bit to early to know for sure (only on market since 2006). ...Read more
Shoud I get HPV vaccine if im 23 & married? Since I have, and will continue to have only one constant sexual partner, am I not at risk of new exposure?
Get started: This was approved in the US for ages 9-26 but is likely a benefit to any sexually active person. In the US it is rarely covered by insurers after 26 & I have no idea how it is covered in Canada. It is expensive here, more than US $200 /dose to the provider. Today the 9 strain Gardisil is available which covers more HPV strains than the earlier vaccines. ...Read more
Would like to know if it's necessary for me to get the HPV vaccine before going out of the country?
Doubt it: I know of no country that requires this vaccine for travel into their region. If you want to check specific requirements, visit the CDC website. Www. Cdc. Gov/travel ...Read more
Absolutely: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more
Safe/yes: The newer Gardasil HPV vaccine helps protect against 9 strains of HPV, 2 related to genital warts and 7 associated with cervical cancer. It is doubtful you would have had past infections with all these strains. Your doc may know which strains you have acquired. The vaccine would not hurt you & would not treat or effect your prior HPV. It could help prevent these other strains. ...Read more
Yes! For prevention!: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more
Insurance contract: A person may benefit from this vaccine at any age. However, the series is expensive (raw cost running ~$200/dose x 3) and most insurance contracts are written with language that only covers vaccines for their fda approved age range. That range reflects expensive research data on test groups. You can pay out of pocket, but insurers only cover the target age group. ...Read more
Can I get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus? .
Yes you can:
If guillain barre was not related to previous vaccines and you are not in the acute state of the syndrome, it is safe to get the vaccine
but discuss your concern with your doctor. ...Read more
As a 33 year old sexually active male, is it safe for me to get the HPV vaccine? (i understand it won't be covered by insurance)
I'm 25 turning 26, is it too late for me to get the HPV vaccine? Once I get the vaccine, I won't have to go for annual pap smears, right?
No and no: The newest vaccine (2017) contains material that help prevent 9 strains of HPV but not those you already have from past sexual activity. It contains helps with 7 strains associated with cervical cancer, but others exist. You can get the vaccine at any age, but insurers may not pay for it past 26. With time frequency of Pap smears may lessen, but not stop. Cancer is still possible after the vaccine ...Read more
It is recommended to get the HPV vaccine before having sex. How longer after 1th, 2nd or 3rd shot is it save to have sex, for the best result?
Hpv vaccine: Three shots are given over a 6 month period. For best results wait the full 6 months. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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