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Is leukoplakia of the cervix a transmitted disease of some sort. How does one get leukoplakia of the cervix?
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is just a whitish patch on the cervix visible the the eye. It can be caused by various things such as rubbing from a device in the vagina or from a viral infection with hpv. So yes, it can be sometimes caused by a transmitted disease but often it's not. A biopsy is the only way to be sure what is the cause. If pap smear is abnormal, this is the best way to figure it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervix open: Depending how far along you were when the procedure was performed the cerix may remain open for up to several days but will close on its on. Generally nothing should be put inside the vagina for 1 week following a procedure like this. So the second part of your question - generally a week and you should be safe. ...Read more
Is cervical canser contagious, if my wife has been diagnosed with cervical canser, what are the chances that imay contract the disease from unprotected sex asthe penis can be in contact with the cervix during open sex?
Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer by itself is not an infectious disease, although infection by hpv pre-dispose a woman to cervical cancer; men do not have cervix thus you can not have cervical cancer , but it she has human papilloma virus ( hpv)infection, you may have hpv also, some type of hpv may cause warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a damaged cervix from a violent attack about a year ago and von willebrand disease type iii. What is my option for treatment if I am pregnant?
Normal variant: Depending on the number of children born via vaginal delivery a woman has, sometimes her cervix can be "bulky". Typically if a woman has never had a vaginal delivery, her cervix will be small, as it's never stretched out. Bulky is a normal variant and doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with the cervix, per se. ...Read more
Exam: The cervix is evaluated by your physician. There is two parts to the exam: 1. Bi manual and two speculum. The speculum is a beak shaped instrument placed in your vagina and allows the physician to see the cervix. The exam consists of the physician placing an exam finger on your cervix and then feeling the top of your uterus and ovaries through your abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer