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What are the risks of the HPV vaccine? The HPV vaccine has been in the news a lot. Are there any dangers associated with getting the vaccine? .

What are the risks of the HPV vaccine? The HPV vaccine has been in the news a lot. Are there any dangers associated with getting the vaccine?

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Hello. : Hello. The majority of people don’t have side effects to hpv vaccinations. More common side effects can include: pain, redness or swelling in the area of the injection; muscle pain; headache; fever; nausea; dizziness; diarrhea and fatigue. Less common side effects can include: insomnia, vomiting, cough, congestion of nose, joint pain and malaise. Rare but dangerous side effects can include: a high fever; an allergic reaction (swelling, rash, itching, shortness of breath) or guillain-barré syndrome which can cause weakness, tingling sensation and paralysis. Headaches, seizures, blood clots & bronchospasm have also been reported. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

Minimal: Most women have no side effects. Some have a little discomfort at the site of the injection. Others feel fatigued for a day or so. That is normal. Your body is using energy to build an immune response which is what we want to happen. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of the meningococcal vaccine?

What are some dangers of the meningococcal vaccine?

Allergic reaction/f: Like with any vaccine one can get mild to severe allergic reaction to Meningococcal vaccine, mild redness or slight pain at the site of injection, a small percentage develope fever which goes awau in 48 hours severe ractions are very rare and most reactions are mold there have been some reports of guillen barre syndrome but it is so rare that no one is convinced that vaccine is causing it. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Cancer and others: Chewing tobacco, snuff etc. produce high levels of the organic compounds ("tars") that are associated with cancer of the head/neck. In addition, you absorb nicotine and the cardiovascular complications of that, while not as bad as smoking, are still bad - an increase in heart attack and stroke. You are also just as dependent on nicotine as smokers. Bad breath, stained teeth, the spitting - all bad ...Read more

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Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

No one knows 4 sure: This is controversial. The vast majority of doctors feel the answer is yes, but there are no research studies that really assess this so any answer is theoretical. Gardasil only protects against some strains of HPV. 90% of HPV infections resolve within 2 years. Pre-cancerous cervical lesions can be detected and cured. Safe sex prevents. The vaccine has real risks. See http://tinyurl.com/q2qwk5a ...Read more

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Would getting the hpv vaccine after having hpv protect me from other types of hpv?

Would getting the hpv vaccine after having hpv protect me from other types of hpv?

Yes: The HPV vaccine can still offer protection after exposure to 1 type of HPV virus. The newest HPV vaccine is effective against 9 different strains of the virus. Best wishes ...Read more

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What are the dangers of douching?

What are the dangers of douching?

Infection: Douching destroys the normal bacteria balance in the vagina which can then lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginitis. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and disadvantages of genital mutilation?

What are the benefits and disadvantages of genital mutilation?

Genitals were not : Made to be mutilated. Disadvantages: female genital mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV ; difficulty with childbirth. Male genital mutilation. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which strain of HPV increases the risk of anal/rectal cancer?

Expert opinions? Which strain of HPV increases the risk of anal/rectal cancer?

Most risk with 16/18: Squamous carcinoma of the anus is most often mediated / caused by infection with high risk hpv (in both men and women). There more than 10 types of hpv that are 'high risk'. Of those, types 16 and 18 are most strongly associated with progression to invasive cancer. In general, rectal cancers are not caused by hpv infections. ...Read more

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What are the health dangers of pesticides?

What are the health dangers of pesticides?

Depends on the : Chemical. Different pesticides have different toxic effects. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/pesticides/b_1.htm. ...Read more

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Is there any dangers of cell phone radiation on babies?

Is there any dangers of cell phone radiation on babies?

Zero: There is no documented risk of cell phones to babies.There are always a few who like to speculate that anything we do has risk.We have all sorts of radio waves and other radiation generated from the sun that travels through us on a daily basis whether we have a decoder/receiver unit for them or not. ...Read more

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What are the odds of malignancy using smokeless tobacco?

What are the odds of malignancy using smokeless tobacco?

Lower if not using!: Tobacco use is a cause for mouth cancers, lung cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, etc. It is bad for you. Please consider quitting or seeking help in quitting. ...Read more

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What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

Pain,soreness,syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site,local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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I'm aware of the connection between sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Does HPV infection increase cancer risk in men, too?

I'm aware of the connection between sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Does HPV infection increase cancer risk in men, too?

The short answer is yes, but the specific risks are different for men: Most of the time, HPV infection doesn't cause any signs or symptoms in either sex, although some types of HPV cause genital warts. Typically, the immune system eliminates the virus without treatment within about two years. Until the virus is gone, you can spread it to your sex partners. But certain types of HPV, known as high-risk types, may cause persistent infection, which can gradually turn into cancer. Malignancies that can be caused by HPV include cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx — the back of the mouth and upper part of the throat. Men who have HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and men who have sex with other men are at particular risk of anal, penile and throat cancers associated with persistent HPV infection. The rate of oropharyngeal cancers has been on the rise recently, especially in men. Men can prevent the types of HPV that cause most genital warts and anal cancer by receiving an HPV vaccine. These were originally approved as a cervical cancer vaccine for girls and young women, and they're now approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of anal, vulvar and vaginal cancers, too. The vaccines are recommended for males ages 9 to 26. The best time to get the vaccine is before sexual activity begins. Although these vaccines are not yet approved for preventing HPV-related penile and oropharyngeal cancer, recent studies suggest that these vaccines may be effective for preventing these cancers as well. You may also lower your risk of contracting HPV by using a condom every time you have sex. However, condom use isn't considered a substitute for HPV vaccination in those who are eligible for the vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

Very low: I tell my patients that we can pretty much eliminate the risk of them getting cancer from hpv if they follow-up regularly as directed with their primary doctor or ob/gyn. Hpv changes cells of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus that are detectable and treatable before cancer develops. ...Read more

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

Too numerous to list: Cigarettes cause exposure to hundreds of toxic substances that can affect all parts of your body. They also induce extra inflammation in many parts of the body which can cause acceleration of aging and of multiple other negative processes in the body. Looks up risks of cigarette smoking and the number of possible problems linked to smoking will take hours or longer to review. Stop or don't start ...Read more

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

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