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Cin 1 And Cervical Cancer
Cin 2 please explain, all I heard was cervical cancer n zoned out from shock. What is it, is it curable?
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
My daughter, 37, is being worked up for cervical cancer. Is it possible that she could be neg for HPV and have CIN III dysplasia?
My pap smear changed from normal to cin1 in less than a year. If I get pregnant now, could it excerbate the progression to invasive cervical cancer?
HPV and Cervix: There is a possibility. But, that would not be normal for health care in the us. First I hope after the pap smear they offered you a colposcopy and treatment. Second I would hope that you also got the gardisil vaccine to help as best you can any further progression of the risk for this disease. Yes. It is recommended by many in the know to get vaccinated in this scenario. ...Read more
My doctor told me that I have CIN 4 cervical cancer. She has already done a LEEP and I believe that she said that she has got it all. However, she wants me to get a hysterectomy done. What should I do?
CIN IV ?: Cin means cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a pre cancerous condition, usually staged i to iii by IV means in situ carcinoma but not invasive yet, usually will need the just the procedure you had, you have to speak to your doctor will explain, some facts are missing, if it is not invasive ca at 26 yr old possible not to lose uterus, if needed take a second opinion good luck. ...Read more
How fast can an abnormal pap transform into cervical cancer, how long does one typically have before this happens?
Depends-"abnormal": There is a wide range of abnormal pap smear results. Some tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Since "abnormal" can mean so many things, the time to turn into cancer will vary. ...Read more
Is it true you can get cervical cancer from starting sex at a young age? I started at 14 and only have one partner. We are both HPV free.
Possibly: Having sex at a young age does not by itself cause cervical cancer... Generally if someone starts having sex at a younger age, their likelihood of having multiple sexual partners over their lifetime increases and thus increase the likelihood of getting hpv which can lead to cervical cancer. Please make sure you are seen by your gyn for routine exams and may consider a vaccine such as gardisil. ...Read more
Some think so: Each vaccine has different components and depending on where they go (muscle, under the skin) your sensation during the shot will differ. Most tell me that the hpv vaccine is more painful than the others they receive the same day. Regardless, it is a chance to avoid one of the most stealth forms of cancer and some other issues too. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible to contract hpv with only one exposure. Hpv is associated with over 99% of cases of cervical cancer — so one could get hpv by having sex once and eventually develop cervical cancer as a result of the hpv. It is unlikely that would happen and if that woman was having annual exams and paps as recommended the problem could be detected and treated to prevent cancer altogether. ...Read more
Could I have cervical cancer? I've had this vaginal secretion for a while now. I've been to 4 different doctors and have been perscribed 2 different medications, one of which I was perscribed 3 times! I still have this issue, I don't know what to do and i
What is the diagnosis that was told to you by all the doctors you have seen? What medication was prescribed?
Vaginal "secretion" or discharge is typically not a sign of cervical cancer. A pap smear detects cervical changes including cancer, so if you have not had one this year, I recommend you get one.
Back to the discharge. Have you been tested for std's? Vaginal cultures done? Please reply with the answers to my questions and a description of the discharge and any associated symptoms (odor, irritation, itching).
Hope to hear from you soon. ...Read more
Can a woman get cervical cancer after a one night stand? Is my one night stand responsible for me getting cercical cancer or my ex? It happened a long time ago and I'm fine. Just want to know.
I took the vaccine against cervical cancer last yr (the one that has 3 doses), when you take it, it's for lifetime? Or I have to take it again?
No Booster yet: The current recommendation does not provide any booster doses. But the future may bring more knowledge and a booster. ...Read more
Elevated calcium in blood? I'm worried because I had a recent abnormal pap (normal one in 2012) can cervical cancer progress that quickly?
All my pap smears normal. Last one 8 months ago — normal. Pink discharge 9 weeks postpart. Could it be cervical cancer? Waiting for pap results
Unlikely: For females that have had normal pap smears and one as recent as one year, it is very unlikely to have cervical cancer. However, it is normal to have discharge postpartum. Additional info in terms of other symptoms may lead to a different diagnosis if it is concerning for a condition other than normal postpartum discharge. Additional consultation on HealthTap or w/ doc could help. ...Read more
Could I have given my baby the type of HPV that causes cervical cancer during his birth? I don't have warts, just one abnormal pap 1 yr after birth.
HPV: We don't do c sections for non genital hpv and even with the genital hpv, we only do it if the warts appear to be severe and or obstructive to the birth canal. I have not seen any issues in babies born to mothers of non wart hpv. In the us we think as many as 35% of women by age 25 have this form of hpv. ...Read more
If one has hpv(type causing cervical cancer)&doesn't wash their hands, then gives you a non-sexual massage, can you get HPV due to the continuous touch?
No: The viruses that carry high risk for causing cervical cancers are all transmitted sexually. ...Read more
How often does one bleed in cervical cancer. I was diagnosed with hpv last yr but w/ squamous metaplasia. I have brwn discharge but comes out 1-2 time?
Can you get hpv, the one that causes cervical cancer, by oral sex? My husband had an extra marital affair and he said it was just oral sex. I found on the computer that HPV is tranfered from person to person from body fluids. Is that correct?
Hpv can be transmitted through oral sex as well as kissing with an open mouth. The strains of hpv that cause cervical cancer are also a high-risk factor for developing certain oral cancers. In addition to hpv other std's that are transmitted via oral sex include herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, hiv(low risk), intestinal parasites (amebiasis), and hepatitis a.
So you can tell your husband that "just oral sex" is not just oral sex because it carries a risk of contracting a std and potentially passing it on to an innocent partner.
I wish you well. ...Read more
Maybe: This would depend on how advanced the tumor is. If it is a small minimally invasive tumor it is unlikely that enlarged lymph nodes have tumor deposits within them. Most of the time lymph nodes are enlarged because they are simply reacting to an infection or other process and not because one has cancer. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?
Cervical CA: Cervical cancer can be silent for a long time, or it can present with spotting or bleeding, pelvic pain, or a small mass that can be seen by the gynecologist with an instrument. Yeast infections are not typically associated with cervical neoplasia. It would be best to have a complete examination by your gynecologist if you are concerned. ...Read more
If your pap smear results have been ASCUS for 4 yrs and colposcopy is normal could you have cervical cancer one year after your last test?
Cervical cancer: Truly anything is possible but unlikely. With that many ASCUS paps I would request my slides be sent to a different pathology group for review. ...Read more
Had some bleeding after sex twice. Pap test one year ago normal. Dr examined my cervix, said it looks healthy, but could I have cervical cancer?
The odds of you have occult or undetected cervical cancer is very low if no lesions were identified on exam or on pap smear. Maybe you are having sex that causes trauma due to force or discordance in genital sizes? Are you adequately lubricated? Lack of lubrication can also cause spotting/bleeding
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Cervical Dysplasia HPV negative Very heavy periods for 7-10days Chge super plus every hour or less. 35yrs. One partner only in life. Cervical cancer?
Not necessarily: One can get dysplasia from more than just cancer--even mechanical irritation. Try your next pap when you have not use tampons for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more