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Hpv Gardasil Shot
I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!
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
Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status since you still may derive some benefit from the vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i'm almost 25 years old, i had my first two gardasil HPV shots in 2008. Do I have to get the last one? Is it a must? I'm married and i only had 1 sex partner in my life and i'm not going to have more, he is healthy and me too.
You : You have some protection from the first two shots and the third would boost that protection. If you are married and have only one sex partner, you will only be exposed to what (if anything) he carries. If he has latent infection with herpes or human pappiloma virus, you probably would have it by now anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My now 18 year old daughter had the gardasil HPV shot 4 years ago. Since then she has flat warts on her leg. Bad?
If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.
Low but present: Guardasil very effective in preventing many strains of hpv infection, particularly those strains causing most cervix cancer cases. There are >100 strains of hpv, including some cancer inducing strains not prevented by guardasil. Thus chances of getting hpv infection during or after unprotected sex are more than negligible. Please be warned, use protection against all forms of std including hpv. ...Read more
If a person contracts hpv and received the gardasil shot can they still give their virus to your partner ? ( no warts)
If still infectedYes: If person clears of HPV ( no longer infected ) will not infect others as as no longer infected. Mostly 4 sub types are responsible , if infected by one , vaccination will prevent other 3 types. Usually vaccinated much younger than 23 yrs , you are at upper age limit for vaccination. ...Read more
Depends: If you have pre-existing hpv infection prior to the Gardasil vaccine or if you acquire a different type of hpv (other than 16, 18, 6, or 11), you could pass it along to your partner. Gardasil protects from the 4 hpv types mentioned above, which are linked to 90% of genital warts and 70% of all cervical cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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