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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?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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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??

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

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Please tell me how long does the HPV vaccine stay in your arm for?

Please tell me how long does the HPV vaccine stay in your arm for?

HPV vaccine: Within minutes the vaccine begins absorbing into your system. There is none "left in your arm" within a few hours of administration. However, hpv vaccine can cause some local irritation, and that soreness can last as long as 2-3 days after administration. Read more

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Should I worry about getting the hpv vaccine? Any vaccines a person should get whose 20 and has no spleen? Thanks

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

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If my system is weak, will I get HPV from the HPV vaccine?

If my system is weak, will I get HPV from the HPV vaccine?

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

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Is it safe to get HPV vaccine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get HPV vaccine while breastfeeding?

Yes: According to the cdc (center of disease control) breast feeding women may get the hpv vaccine. Read more

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Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

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

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What to do if not sure whether I should get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer?

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

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If you have had the HPV vaccine and have sex with an infected person can you still get it?

If you have had the HPV vaccine and have sex with an infected person can you still get it?

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

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Is it a good idea to get the hpv vaccine even without a spleen? Any side effects that are major?

No problem: Whether you have a spleen or not would not affect the outcome from HPV vaccines or any other vaccine although you will likely have lower or no response to vaccines consisting only of capsular antigens from the bacteria. Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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?

HPV Vaccine: Insurance companies cover this not inexpensive vaccine to age 26.
I agree with you that, if both you and your husband are monogamous, the value of the vaccine is not as high as the general population. Read more

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Can I still get HPV vaccine eventho I'm already 25yrs old?? coz I want to.

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

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What ones the first dose of HPV vaccine do? Because now I chose not to get the other doses

What ones the first dose of HPV vaccine do? Because now I chose not to get the other doses

Some help---maybe: May confer some immunity vs. Hpv infection, but no guarantees. And why not finish this safe vaccine and protect yourself against life threatening cance. You are taking a bad gamble! Read more

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Would like to know if it's necessary for me to get the HPV vaccine before going out of the country?

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

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Can guy get HPV vaccine at planned parenthood?

Can guy get HPV vaccine at planned parenthood?

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

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Is it safe to get the HPV vaccine if you have hpv?

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

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Hpv Vaccine (Definition)

Hpv vaccine is given to boys and girls from 9 years age to 26 years age to prevent infection with 2 types of hpv that causes 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts it is given in series of three shots, 2nd after 2 months of first and 3rd four ...Read more