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Can you have sex after a diagnosis of vulvar cancer?

Can you have sex after a diagnosis of vulvar cancer?

Yes: Except for a time after procedures such as biopsy or excision, sexual activity would only be limited by any discomfort or irritaton. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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 you have sex after vulvar cancer?

Can you have sex after vulvar cancer?

Depends: The goal of treatment is to first save your life. However, beyond that, vulvar reconstruction is possible. Problems with dryness and stenosis (too tight of an opening) can be treated with great success. Be sure to discuss this when you are discussing your treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy?

Can you have sex right after a cervical biopsy?

Not recommended: I usually tell patients to not have sex for the week following a cervical biopsy or 2 weeks after a cervical procedure like a leep or conization. There is a greater chance of infection and the area may start bleeding more heavily. ...Read more

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After multiple mammograms and a core biopsy with a diagnosis of hyperplasia and precancerous papilloma, I have been told to go to a surgeon. Why?

After multiple mammograms and a core biopsy with a diagnosis of hyperplasia and precancerous papilloma, I have been told to go to a surgeon.  Why?

Prevent cancer: It is generally advisable to have the precancerous papilloma removed so that it doesn't have a chance to develop into cancer. ...Read more

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Can you have sex the night before a cervical biopsy?

Can you have sex the night before a cervical biopsy?

Shouldn't matter: Typically having intercourse the night before being scheduled for a cervical biopsy should not matter and will not affect the results of the biopsy. ...Read more

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Of the 5% of people who do have dysplasia after first having a Lletz and 1 year later a cone biopsy, how many will develop cervical cancer?

Of the 5% of people who do have dysplasia after first having a Lletz and 1 year later a cone biopsy, how many will develop cervical cancer?

Depends on staging: If the procedures were done for CIN III also known as severe dysplasia or carcinoma in situ and it was eradicated TOTALLY by Pathology report then there are few recurrences of note. If the Lletz or LEEP procedure extended beyond the borders on the Pathology report or was invasive carcinoma then statistics are different entirely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get any type of STD if a two girls had oral sex?

Is it possible to get any type of STD if a two girls had oral sex?

Yes: If either had an std that was active in their oral or genital area ( several possibilities) they can share any or all of them. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a large friable polyp? I have a family history of colon cancer and have to wait 2 weeks for the results.

What does it mean to have a large friable polyp?  I have a family history of colon cancer and have to wait 2 weeks for the results.

Patience: Waiting for test results can be torcher. Usually it takes 3-4 days for the pathologist to prepare the speciman and then evaluate, although different labs can vary in their time. A larger polyp would be concerning but the friability of the polyp would not change the potential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I know a certain strain of HPV causes cervical cancer. Is it more likely to get penis cancer if your partner has had cervical cancer?

I know a certain strain of HPV causes cervical cancer. Is it more likely to get penis cancer if your partner has had cervical cancer?

Not the case: Almost all cases of penile cancer are associated with male being uncircumcised with a tight poreskin (phimosis) preventing adequate penile hygeine. Men do not develop penile cancer from partners who develop cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?

Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?

BrCA 1 and 2: We can test forcertaintypes of hereditary breast cancer caused by the brca genes 1 and 2. There is also a test for lynch syndrome that causes increased risk of polyposis colorectal cancer, breast, and uterine cancer. Tests are available for li fraumeni which is very rare. We think that more (and cheaper) genetic testing will be available in the next several years. ...Read more

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Doctors, what kind of cancers can a teen get if he doesn't get HPV vaccine and is doing oral or intercourse with girl(s)?

Sounds like HPV ques: The hpv vaccine Gardasil would protect you against the 4 most common strains of hpv that cause genital warts, penile, vaginal, cervical and anal cancer. Although not specifically fda approved for oral cancer prevention Gardasil will help. We know that many mouth, throat and oral cancers are related to hpv. You are at risk to get hpv in your mouth through oral sex. Why not just get vaccinated? ...Read more

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I got swabbed for some kind of infection. However, I also have a family history of cervical cancer. Will the swabs they took also look for that?

I got swabbed for some kind of infection. However, I also have a family history of cervical cancer. Will the swabs they took also look for that?

Not really: Getting swabbed for infection in association with family history of cervix Ca suggests the swab was vaginal in origin. If done by Gyn a Pap may have been requested. If ordered by infectious disease MD only cultures may be taken and no formal Pap smear performed. One would have to speak with LMD having taken the smear. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having oral sex with someone who just found out she might have the cancerous kind of HPV . Will this give me throat cancer ?

What are the risks of having oral sex with someone who  just found out she might have the cancerous kind of HPV . Will this give me throat cancer ?

Hard to say: This is an uncommon cancer but it does occur and the same strains are involved. Your risk would depend on whether she was actively shedding virus at the time of exposure, which is hard to predict. If you acquire the virus in your throat it would take years to evolve into a cancer, if it did at all. ...Read more

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If someone is having unprotected sex with multiple partners, is it possible one of them could get a yeast infection or bv?

If someone is having unprotected sex with multiple partners, is it possible one of them could get a yeast infection or bv?

Yes, of course: Of course, consider that in the setting of unprotected intercourse, everyone that you're having sex with your exposing your partner to any infection you have, and vice-versa, anyone that your partner may be having sex with, you're being exposed to all those potential viruses, bacteria or yeast. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad? Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection

Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad?  Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection

Sometimes yes,: sometimes no. Most biopsies they cannot tell,but if there's a large growth,its appearance may be telltale for cancer. ...Read more

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This is for two different people not me. Can you have vaginal condylomas without having hpv? And also can you have a plantar wart and not having hpv?

This is for two different people not me. Can you have vaginal condylomas without having hpv? And also can you have a plantar wart and not having hpv?

Mostly No and no: HPV is the commonest cause of vaginal condylomas and planter warts. These due to different strains of HPV. However depending on the accuracy or your diagnosis, there may be alternative infectious agents. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more