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Can You Have More Than One Type Of Hpv
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
One type: Most believe that there is one type of achondroplasia. This leads to the improper conversion of cartilage to bone. This results in the short stature seen in these patients. The is a gene fgfr3 that makes a protein product that is responsible for the conversion of cartilage to bone. There are believed to be two different mutations. However, the end result is the same. ...Read more
Yes: There are four types of refractive error which may occur singly or in combination: hyperopia (cannot see close), myopia (cannot see far), astigmatism (blurring at all ranges), presbyopia (inability to focus). Each of these are tested for by your ophthalmologist and glasses may be prescribed to optimize vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a bad case of chickenpox at age 21; am i more or less likely to get a case of shingles in later years; (more or less immunity?)
No change: Shingles is due to the same virus that causes chicken pox. The exact reason shingles comes back later in life is not known and the age chicken pox occurred should not affect when or if shingles occurs. A vaccine approved by the fda for individuals over 50(but not coveted by most insurance companies until age 60) reduces the incidence and severity of shingles and of the complications. ...Read more
Are there any type of tests or analysis in which you can see if a man has been with more than two girls in a certain period of time?
Yes: You can indeed. Such individuals have been discovered by chance and reported but no one has a large series yet. No one has looked at these people, but the risk is probably somewhat higher than in those who carry only one. ...Read more
Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?
Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease (pancrelipase) doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: But it takes a very long time. You get shingles because your immunity to chicken pox has waned, and you get a reactivation of the virus in a nerve. This process generally takes decades to happen, but if you had the shingles in your 40s, and now you are in your 70s or 80s, it is possible. However, you are unlikely to get the shingles more than once in a short time. ...Read more
Absolutely. Immune: systems job is to constantly screen & protect from cancer cells, viruses, bacteria & fungal infections. How many we may have to fight at once varies widely & can be a huge challenge. Initial immune system response to virus (just snippets of DNA/RNA with a protein coating; no living cell) commonly takes ~7 days; thus the value of vaccines to prompt the immune system to prepare for rapid response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are alcoholics more likely to be predisposed to one cancer type over that over another cancer type?
Yes: there is an increase in a number of kinds of cancer in heavy drinkers, particularly when it is combined with exposure to other carcinogens, like cigarettes, air pollution and other toxins. Liver cancer, stomach and esophageal cancers are probably at the higher end of cancers in alcoholics, but breast, colon, bladder and pancreatic cancers are also increased. Head/neck cancer also very common. ...Read more
Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if i wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children i may be at high risk of complications.. True?
Depends: It really depends on where the fibroid is, as to whether or not it can affect a pregnancy. So long as the fibroid isn't in the center or lining of the uterus, doesn't typically interfere with pregnancy. Sometimes really big fibroids, those > 20cm in diameter, can make pregnancy painful, but rarely cause complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking in a hole.: Actually, both limbs in a limb length discrepancy may be prone to different types of injures. The long side is more likely to suffer from excessive pronation for example. However, short limbs may seem to be more often injured because they are in essence falling in to a hole with each step. The long limb raises the short leg, which must then fall forward a greater distance to the ground. ...Read more
Can you have more than one growth spurt in your teens? One that could get you from 6' to 6'5 or 6'6?
Don't bet on it: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 19 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If 19, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches.There are no magic solutions if your growth centers are closed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is but unlikely: Patients with seemingly multiple types of headache (ha) usually have migraine with a component of rebound. Patients who take a lot of pain meds often get into a rebound cycle where they have a low leve of pain all the time. Sometimes the ha can be particularly bad and sometimes it is minor. It does not usually respond well to meds because of the rebound. Treating it all like migraine can help all. ...Read more
Test error?: It would be extremely unusual for one person to test positive for 14 high risk ("bad") types of HPV. It may be an error in the test. Clarify with your doctor, who in turn should clarify if necssary with the lab; or s/he might consider repeat testing. That said, I doubt having several types raises the risk of cancer or other serious outcomes compared with 1-3 types, a more common test result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I understand?: Any cancer that is not effectively treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy (old-fashioned or new biotech) will cause your death. That being the case, the course of an untreatable cancer is often measured in years. In fact, i know no cancer any more in which death is certain within "a few months" of diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a group of people who are clean of STDs all have sex with only each other, can an STD occur? Or does one of them have to have something?
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