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Cervix cancer is infection?

Cervix cancer is infection?

Yes it is infection: The cause of cervix cancer is now confirmed to be a virus called Human Papilloma virus(HPV). There is now an effective vaccine which is recommended for all children between 11 to 13 years of age. The vaccine is highly effective in preventing this cancer and related other cancers. So all parents must know about this development which is now about 10 years old! Spread the word among your friends! ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more


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Is pelvic inflammatory disease associated with cervical cancer?

Is pelvic inflammatory disease associated with cervical cancer?

Only in an: Indirect way. Pid is usually a clinical diagnosis of suspected painful infection in the parametrial (ovary/tubes) treated with antibiotics, presumed association with std equivalents. Cervix cancer is associated with multiple sexual partners, exposure and infection with a viral group called hpv's. Common link to both is sex, perhaps indiscriminate, multiple partners without safe sex. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease be found through a cervical biopsy or pap smear test?

No.: A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It does not detect crohn's disease. If you suspect you have crohn's disease, you can discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

Usually an Infection: Pid, or pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. Left untreated, the infection can cause permanent damage. If treated early and correctly, then infertility is much less likely. ...Read more

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Could a sexually transmitted disease be spread if the woman has cervical cancer?

Could a sexually transmitted disease be spread if the woman has cervical cancer?

Yes: The transmission of a sexually transmitted disease is independent from the fact of a woman having cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus), and are considered a sexually transmitted disease, but there are many other diseases that are transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

PID: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infection. Or it may take longer in others. This can damage the fallopian tubes ; uterus ; result in infertility, ectopic pregnancy ; chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory bowel disease detected?

How is inflammatory bowel disease detected?

Endoscopy: Clinical history, symptoms, bloodwork and imaging can all suggest inflammatory bowel disease. But the diagnosis is only made with both endoscoic and histologic evidence. ...Read more

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What do neoplastic lymphoid follicles mean? diangosis rectal ca pt1n0. Md suspects cervical mets due to cervical polyp/pelvic fluid/pain. Can cancer spread from rectum to cervix w/o lymph nodes involvement?

What do neoplastic lymphoid follicles mean? diangosis rectal ca pt1n0.  Md suspects cervical mets due to cervical polyp/pelvic fluid/pain. Can cancer spread from rectum to cervix w/o lymph nodes involvement?

Unlikely: Cancer of the rectum can spread into cervix but only by local extension which is not the case here. I suspect the polyp in the cervix is unrelated to the rectal ca which is quite early in this case. But it should be removed and examined just to make sure that it is benign. ...Read more

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease be damaging the intestines?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease be damaging the intestines?

PID and intestines: Yes-pelvic inflammatory disease also called pid can cause serious abscess in the abdomen leading to hysterectomy, intestinal involvement and severe adhesions and fistula formation.There can be generalized septicemia or growth of bacteria in the blood stream from the disease which in turn can cause paralysis of the intestines with resultant extension of abdomen. ...Read more

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Can metastic colon cancer cause stage 2 kidney disease ?

No: Over a 40 yr. period I have only seen one colon cancer spread to renal parenchyma. Stage 2 kidney cancer is due to a lesion arising in kidney parenchyma and does not represent metastatic tumor to kidney. The lesion that does spread to kidney and eventually spreads though very rare is adenoCa of lung spead to kidney. If no lung lesion we are essentially talking about a primary kidney tumor ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes: Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment. ...Read more

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Is inflamed cervix related to bladder infections?

Is inflamed cervix related to bladder infections?

Not at all: Inflamed cervix is the immune reponse to the vaginal flora. However, infectious microorganism, such as chlamydia, mycoplasma, etc., of the cervix may cause bladder infection simutaneously. ...Read more

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What is an abornomal pap smear with precancerous cells?

What is an abornomal pap smear with precancerous cells?

A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read more

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