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My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

Get tested: If you have had unprotected oral sex, then there is a real possibility of a STD. You should definitely be tested. Don't worry about throat cancer which is extremely unlikely in a woman your age. It is most likely related to the sex, but even very rough oral sex should not cause soreness that lasts for 2 weeks. Get checked, get treatment if needed, feel safe, protect yourself in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can STDs caused cancer?

Can STDs caused cancer?

Yes, yes and yes: Yes! hpv, or the virus that causes genital warts, is responsible for all cervical cancer, most vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers, most head-and-neck cancers, most non-melanoma skin cancers, etc... If that isnt enough cancer, then hepatitis b causes liver cancer as well. Get vaccinated against both hpv and hep b and your risk of these cancers drops drammatically! ...Read more

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Any idea what STD can cause cancer ? Hpv is one of them...Any others?

Any idea what STD can cause cancer ?  Hpv is one of them...Any others?

HIV: The tumors that grow in HIV infected people are polyclonal and driven by opportunistic infections and perhaps not 'true cancers' but this is small comfort when they result in disability and death. ...Read more

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What STD may cause cervical cancer?

What STD may cause cervical cancer?

HPV: Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by a single virus - human papillomavirus (letters capitalized to show why it is called hpv). Certain types of hpv are associated with cancer risk. Other types are associated with benign lesions. There are screening tests for hpv as well as traditional cytological tests - such as pap smears. There are vaccines to protect against acquisition of some types. ...Read more

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What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

Perspective: Each STD has its own set of complications.There is evidence,prior to the HPV vaccine, that as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior disease.It can produce genital warts or give you cancer.Herpes is painful and recurrent,hard to treat & can kill your baby.Gonorrhea or chlamydia can make you sterile.Others have specific issues. Take your pick. HPV for most is relatively mild. ...Read more

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Is HPV a cause of head and neck cancer and does this mean it is an std?

Is HPV a cause of  head and neck cancer and does this mean it is an std?

Yes: Hpv is one of the factor in oropharyngeal cancers, alcohol and tobacco being more important. It is a sexually transmitted disease but oral infections is acquired usually through kissing, which is generally not considered sexual activity. ...Read more

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Why does HPV causes cancer where herpes for example doesn't? What makes it more dangerous when both are STDs & viruses? Will I get rid of HPV16 ever??

Your HPV will clear: HPV and herpes are different viruses. Not every virus causes the same health problems as others. Neither herpes nor HPV is very dangerous, and it isn't sexual transmission that makes anything dangerous. Most HPV infections (type 16 and others) are cleared by the immune system over 1-2 years and do not cause cancer. People tend to get freaked because of association with sex, but there's no need. ...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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Does having an STD in the throat cause throat cancer or increase your risk?

Does having an STD in the throat cause throat cancer or increase your risk?

Probably: Certain types of infectious diseases, especially viral, can increase your risk of head and neck cancers. Similar to cervical cancer. However, patients with head and neck cancers thought to be related to viral infections generally have better clinical outcomes (when compared to head and neck cancers cause by tobacco, etc). ...Read more

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Can the std's herpes and HPV cause lung cancer? Violent coughing and blood in sputum. What's going on? Please help with suggestions.

Can the std's herpes and HPV cause lung cancer? Violent coughing and blood in sputum. What's going on? Please help with suggestions.

Chest X-ray: Neither is associated with lung cancer. Multiple possibilities. Go see your primary care, will likely require further evaluation with chest x-ray. Take care of yourself, and if you're a smoker - quit, that can certainly be a cause. ...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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Is cervical cancer considered as a std?

Is cervical cancer considered as a std?

No: The hpv virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other type of skin to skin contact. There are still many dr's that think it is an std but data shows different. Most std's have an incidence of 2%, the incidence of hpv is 37-80% depending on which trial you look at. ...Read more

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Scrotum cancer from an std, possible?

Scrotum cancer from an std, possible?

Possible, yes.: If you refer to a mass inside the scrotum such as in testicular cancer, then no it is not related to std. If you refer to a mass on the skin of the scrotum, then it is a possibility that scrotal cancer can be related to an std. Scrotal skin cancer or penile cancer can be related to exposure to certain types of human papilloma virus (hpv), which is a form of std. ...Read more

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Being A Female I Was Curious How Often Should A Male Get Tested For STD's And Cancer?

Being A Female I Was Curious How Often Should A Male Get Tested For STD's And Cancer?

Depends: The only cancer screen that I think a guy needs is an annual check for occult blood in the stool and maybe occasional colonoscopy. Yearly HIV checks are opt-out and recommended for adults generally. If the guy isn't symptomatic, there's no reason to throw money down the drain testing for stuff. ...Read more

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Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Cervical cancer: Comes form certain high risk subtypes of hpv, almost always now days if you go for regular checks if it causes a problem, it should be diagnosed and treated if necessary in the pre- cancerous phase before it can get to cancer. ...Read more

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Does your partner have to have STD for you to get cervical cancer?

No: Most, but not all, cervical cancers are related to a human papilloma virus infection. Your physician can have the cancer specimen evaluated for hpv. ...Read more

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I recently had a swab for bactrial infecton & STDs all came back normal but I have to have test done for a growth on my cervics im worrid its cancer?

I recently had a swab for bactrial infecton & STDs all came back normal but I have to have test done for a growth on my cervics im worrid its cancer?

Cervical "Growth": Statistically, at your age, the cervical growth is likely an inflammatory polyp or cyst. The likelihood of cancer is remote. The pathologist examining the biopsy should have an answer in a few days. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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