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Can Trichomoniasis Cause Cervical Cancer
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
I was reading about trichomonas on internet. It said that having this for a long time can increase chances of getting cervical cancer. Is this true?
HPV: Almost all causes of cervical cancer are attributed to abnormal changes of the uterine cervix from previous exposure to certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) obtained through prior sexual contact. It's believed to take many years to develop after initial exposure and so regular gyn check-ups and pap smears are recommended. Recently, a vaccine for younger women (under 26) is recommended. ...Read more
Human papilloma viruses are being increasingly implicated with cervical cancers.
Prevention is by prepubertal vaccination with Gardasil and cervarix.
Limiting number of partners/ promiscuity and barrier methods will help prevent the disease.
Pap smears have led to very early diagnosis and improved the odds of curable disease being found. ...Read more
It's possible: If you are having blood in your urine it is important to see your doctor as soon as you can to be evaluated. It is possible for cervical cancer to cause bloody urine however this typically only happens in advanced cases where the cervical cancer is growing into the bladder. ...Read more
Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...Read more
Yes: First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer. The 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. Other things that increase risk of cervical cancer are: smoking, herpes infection, HIV infection and not getting pap smears as recommended by your gyn. ...Read more
Unlikely. . .: If you're referring to plain ol' penile-vaginal sex with a bit more effort, then "rough" vigorous sex should not injure your cervix any more so than "romantic, artful" (?) sex, which is to say, no. Unprotected sex w/multi-partners, whether all at once or just over time, can increase risk for cervical cancer via HSV infection. One last thought: if you use toys, then I suppose injury is possible. ...Read more
Do all HPV strands show abnormal cells in a papsmear or just the strands that cause cervical cancer?
Is vaginal discharge with a foul odor a common symptom of cervical cancer? Also what else could cause it?
Lots of causes:
Cervical cancer may cause foul smelling discharge but there are far commoner causes, e.g., yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas etc. See this site for information and consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and care.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003158.htm. ...Read more
I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.
What do you mean by you might have? Did you have a biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of cervical cancer?
Weight gain can be caused by different things- like depression, hypothyroidism, edema/water retention due to different reasons, or simply increasing intake and being inactive can also increase your weight. Go to see pmd and get yourself checked and check your thyroid function. ...Read more
What changes or affects the cells/cell walls in the vagina causing cervical cancer? Can air constantly getting in it cause it?
Isit 100% that someone that has HPV 6.11, 16, 18 and it will cause cervical cancer or immunue system can fight it of the body if its strong?
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
HPV: The number one cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). Other risk factors include socioeconomic status, family history, age, smoking, sexual history, etc. Luckily, your body will clear the hpv within 2 years normally and for most women, the progression to cancer is not a problem. Please get your pap smears on time. This is a life saver and a wonderful test. ...Read more
Symptoms none, bleed: Cancer of cells low part if uterus that is called cervix. Much more common in other parts of the world where pap smear for screening is not routinely done. Hpv is a virus that increases the risk of developing this slow growing tumor. There are vaccines now for hpv. More info and a good review of the topic see link below http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/cervical-cancer. ...Read more
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