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Develop Cancer Vaginal Douching Tampons
No!: Vaginal douching can disrupt the natural bacteria that live in the vagina, but it won't cause cancer. Wearing one tampon for too long may lead to infection, sometimes severe, but it won't cause cancer. Hpv infection is the cause of most cases of cervical cancer, and smoking may also increase risk. Using condoms, getting the hpv vaccine, and quitting smoking are the best things for prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more
Not recommended: Vaginal douching is squirting water or water with a little vinegar up into the vagina to rinse the vagina out. It was thought that the vagina needed cleaning. This is actually not necessary. The normal vaginal discharge is the vagina's self cleaning mechanism. Douching increases the chance of bacterial infections in the vagina. ...Read more
Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?
Is it okay to get vaginal biopsy if the leason isn't there anymore i'm scared i had to that went away i had tested negative for cancers?
Please follow up.: I don't know what kind of lesion you had but if a doctor considered biopsying it, it is certainly worth while to follow up to determine any need for further treatment. Just because you can't see it anymore doesn't mean that a lesion isn't there. Sometimes doctors have scopes and special tests to look at cells, called colposcopy. ...Read more
Risk Factors: Include age >60, hpv (human papillomavirus) infection, history of abnormal pap smear or cervix cancer, early hysterectomy, and exposure of your mother to des (diethylstilbestrol) while you were in her uterus. (des was used in the 1950's to prevent miscarriage.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and bleeding: There will be blood seen that is seen between or at times when not expected from menstruation. Pain is common with sexual activity. With advanced cancer there can be invasion into the bladder or rectum causing changes or bleeding in urine or bowel. Cervix cancer symptoms can be similar. A pelvic exam by your gynecologist with pap smears is the best screening and should be done yearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: The rate is 1 in 3, 300 people, or 0.03% of the population. Risk factors for vaginal cancer include: history of abnormal pap smear, hpv warts, previous hpv infection, ano-rectal cancer, vaginal intraepithial neoplasia, and multiple sexual partners. Smokers have a harder time fighting hpv infections and thus have higher rates of vaginal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but can cause discharge, as well as non-period bleeding from the vagina and pain when you have sex. More common causes of foul odor from the vagina include a yeast infection or sexually transmitted infection. You should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of any unusual discharge or odor from the vagina! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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