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Doctor insights on: Cervical Cancer Shots Make Periods

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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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How many months apart should cervical cancer shots be?

How many months apart should cervical cancer shots be?

0, 1 or 2, 6 months: It is recommended that the vaccine be given 3 times over 6 months. Recommendations for Gardasil are to give the vaccine at 0, 2 and 6 months. The recommendations for Cervarix are to give the vaccine at 0, 1, and 6 months. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer vaccine give you epilepsy?

Can cervical cancer vaccine give you epilepsy?

No: Neither of the cervical cancer vaccines (there are two brands in the U.S.) nor any of the other vaccines approved for use in children cause epilepsy. ...Read more

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Can the cervical cancer shot counter the increased risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Can the cervical cancer shot counter the increased risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Much more than!: The increased risk of cervical cancer from use of birth control is tiny, if at all, depending on what studies you read. However, the hpv vaccine reduces your risk of cervical cancer by 75-80%, so it is way better! you figure if there is an increased risk of 1-2% from birth control pills, or even it was as much as a 5-10% difference, (which no way it is), then the vaccine really wins out. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) tends to make cervical mucus less,can less cervical mucus prevents pregnancy?How can we detect this?

Clomid (clomiphene) tends to make cervical mucus less,can less cervical mucus prevents pregnancy?How can we detect this?

Not too important: Clonid's effect on the cervical mucus is less important than its ability to stimulate ovarian follicles resulting in better chances of ovulation and pregnancy. I would not worry about the effects on cervical mucus. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

Side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

Painful but safe: Pain at the injection site, light-headedness / fainting, and feeling somewhat unwell are the known side-effects. People have gotten seriously sick afterwards but no strong trend linking particular illnesses to the vaccine has been demonstrated with numbers, and the science piranhas look hard for these. ...Read more

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Does the cervical cancer shot help reduce the risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Does the cervical cancer shot help reduce the risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Kind of: Birth control pills can increase the risk of cervical cancer in a round about way. If you have unprotected sex (don't use a condom) because you figure you're safe on the pill to do so, then you may contract the hpv virus which can cause cervical cancer. The vaccine can reduce the chance of you catching this virus. The moral is, birth control pill or not, use a condom to reduce your risk of std's. ...Read more

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Can you bleed between periods for years with cervical cancer?

Can you bleed between periods for years  with cervical cancer?

Yes: If you already have a diagnosis of cervical cancer and are bleeding between periods then you need to be evaluated by your gynecologist. If you think you might have cervical cancer because you are bleeding between periods then you need to be evaluated as well. There are plenty of other causes of vaginal bleeding, but it makes sense to be examined! ...Read more

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Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Details: It sounds as though you have had a thorough evaluation by a doctor. The doctor with all the details is the best one to ask. Birth control pills are commonly used in this circumstance to provide cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Hyst?/oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more

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getting uterine polyps despite progesterone therapy no hyperplasia/cancer how do I stop the growth read ablation can mask if cancer develops?

 getting uterine polyps despite progesterone therapy no hyperplasia/cancer how do I stop the growth read ablation can mask if cancer develops?

Gyn follow up: I have noticed you’ve asked a few similar questions regarding this topic. Consider doing a virtual visit so that all of your questions can get answered at once and you can get a more in depth analysis of your specific questions. Endometrial ablation is one option to help prevent polyps. Most specialists do not consider the potential masking of endometrial cancer to be a reason to avoid ablation. ...Read more

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2nd POS High Risk HPV pap in 6 months. Sex active 64 yo. Hysterectomy recommended - could not get cervical tissue for biopsy in August. Other options?

Cervical Cancer??: They are looking for cervical cancer not for HPV positivity. If you have had PAP smears they also look for same. Cervical removal can be done by procedure called colposcopy. See if you can find someone who does that. ...Read more

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What does cervical cancer vaccination do for me at age 24?

What does cervical cancer vaccination do for me at age 24?

HPV: Hpv vaccine blocks types 16 and 18 which cause cervical cancer. Vaccine is still good until age 26. If you have already had sex, the vaccine may have decreased effectiveness, but does not eliminate you from getting the vaccine if you want. ...Read more

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Hist heavy irreg period+ lots bloodydisch/spot. No STD Pap normal butw endocells. prog not fix 2wk OC use BTbleed. greataunt die 30 endo cancer worry?

Hist heavy irreg period+ lots bloodydisch/spot. No STD Pap normal butw endocells. prog not fix 2wk OC use BTbleed. greataunt die 30 endo cancer worry?

Not necessarily: Your great aunt isn't a close enough relative that her medical history would clearly impact yours. Presence of endothelial cells is normal in a properly performed Pap test. The real problem is the heavy irregular periods. It's not clear to me how long you've been on OC's. 3 months of regular OC use usually normalizes the menstrual cycle. Follow up with your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Why can't women over 26 get the gardasil shot?

Why can't women over 26 get the gardasil shot?

May help,coverage? : The target group for the Gardasil shot are those never exposed to hpv, as early as 9yo. The benefit may remain for anyone at any age who is sexually active, but insurance plans may only cover age groups listed as the target groups by the cdc or council on immunization practices. The vaccine is expensive, in excess of $150/dose before it gets into my office so some balk at paying out of pocket. ...Read more

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Will having sex make my cervical dysplasia develop into cancer more quickly?

Will having sex make my cervical dysplasia develop into cancer more quickly?

Probably not.: Sexual activity and cervical dysplasia are each independent risk factors for developing cervical cancer. However, the latter is a significantly larger risk as this is the immediate precursor to cancer. Having sex may expose you to other types of hpv, this virus that causes cervical cancer, and that may increase your risk. So, protect yourself to minimize risk of re-infection with hpv. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more