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Can I Masturbate After Getting The Hpv Vaccine
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 got HPV vaccine at my routine checkup. How long after the shot should I wait until I can masturbate?
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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
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
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
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
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
Recommend ages 11-26: Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts. ...Read more
100% Positive.: 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
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
Yes, but: You may actually benefit from the vaccine at any age beyond childhood. However, the 20+years it took to develop the vaccine and the rigorous standards it had to meet before approval meant a significant development cost goes into each dose. Many insurance carriers will only cover the cost if given during the specified ages that are part of the fda approval (up to 26). Check before you ask for it. ...Read more
You think about it: The newer 9 strain HPV vaccine helps avoid infection with 2 wart strains and 7 known to be associated with cervical and other cancers. These are passed sexually, often by persons with no symptoms or knowledge that they are infected. Once infected, they can hang around in your system for decades before cancer may develop. This is one way to try to avoid a form of cancer, and associated treatments. ...Read more
Yes, definitely: Assuming, of course, that you are under age 26, you should definitely get it even if you might have it from contact with your ex. There are different strains of hpv, some cause pre-cancer some don't, but you definitely can be vaccinated against the strains that you might not already have come in contact with. Don't hesitate, as definitely worth the benefit. ...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
Can I still request to get the HPV vaccine after age 26? I don't see how it would suddenly not work after age 26
Yes: Vaccines and medications have age ranges that are approved by the FDA (government). The age ranges are based on the research studies, which means the effects of getting Gardasil vaccine after age 26 are less known, unknown, less safe, etc... A person can always request a vaccine, and many doctors will say NO, but some will say YES. It would be "off label", so it would be self-pay (not insurance). ...Read more
I took one out of three shots of the HPV vaccine and I want to know what would happen if I never get the other to shots?
Loss of benefit: Consider any benefit you may have received with the first dose to be totally gone within 2-4 years. Your system goes back to the way it was before. You can return to getting and carrying strains of a virus you will never know you have and passing it to your partners who can develop various forms of cancer. You might be unlucky and eventually develop a rare cancer yourself. ...Read more
I read in the Men’s Health that it’s wise to get the HPV vaccine as a male 26 or under. I’m going to be 27 in less than 2 months. Is it too late?
Not too late: A person can discuss with his doctor about his level of risk and whether or not the vaccine would make good sense to get. Usually, if a person is having new contacts (HPV is usually caught via physical contact of the genitals or the mouth), the vaccine is a good idea. Above age 26 years, insurance companies in the US might not pay for it (vaccine becomes a self-pay item). ...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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