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Doctor insights on: Hpv Risks For Men

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts. ...Read more

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Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?

Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?

HPV vaccine: can be given to individuals who are compromised, male or female. Ideally patients should be vaccinated before the onset of sexual activity, so it would seem administering HPV vaccine at this time (series of 3 doses) would be a good idea. Stay well:) ...Read more

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How are men tested for breast cancer?

How are men tested for breast cancer?

Same as women.: When a new breast lump is found in either a man or woman, a biopsy is necessary to determine if a cancer is present. Men at high risk for breast cancer can also have mammograms to screen for cancer. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

More women diagnosed: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates. ...Read more

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Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

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. This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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Are oral HPV infections rare?Less common than genital?I'm in monogamous marriage.Was hpv+ before hyst for benign reasons.Told I don't need to worry?

Are oral HPV infections rare?Less common than genital?I'm in monogamous marriage.Was hpv+ before hyst for benign reasons.Told I don't need to worry?

HPV: Oral HPV is common. The same types of HPV that infect genital areas can infect the mouth and throat. HPV in the mouth and throat is called “oral HPV.” Some types of oral HPV can cause cancers of the head and neck area. Other types of oral HPV can cause warts in the mouth or throat. In most cases, HPV infections of all types go away before causing clinical problems. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Equal opportunity: The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual. Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex. ...Read more

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Should women be circumcised for aids prevention?

Should women be circumcised for aids prevention?

No, No, No: Female circumcision is genital mutilation and banned in all civilized countries. It involves ampuating the clitoris. Some women have clitoral hood trimmed, usually to enhance clitoral sensation, but this is not female circumcision. ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccine required for men over 26 ?

Is the HPV vaccine required for men over 26 ?

No and...: Only approved for men and women under the age of 26. Speaking just of men, 7, 000 hpv-associated cancers in the us alone may be prevented by vaccine yearly in men. Gardasil protects against most genital warts- 1 in 100 sexually active adults have genital warts. Of women: hpv is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. There are about 12, 000 new cervical cancer cases each year. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?

Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?

NO!: It's not even definite in men with prostate cancer. You should get and exam and psa yearly starting at age 40. If you have symptoms see your doctor sooner. ...Read more

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How rare is vaginal type cancers in virgin teenagers with an HPV vaccine?

How rare is vaginal type cancers in virgin teenagers with an HPV vaccine?

HPV VaccineDoesNotCa: HPV Vaccine does not cause any kind of cancer vaginal or otherwise and Virgins teenagers or others. It seems from your question that you have been misinformed about HPV Vaccine HPV VACCINE DOES NOT CAUSE HPV OR ANY KIND OF CANCER ANYWHERE IN BODY IN ANYBODY WHO RECEIVED THE VACCINE ...Read more

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Should women be celibate for aids prevention?

Should women be celibate for aids prevention?

I hope not.: Although not the only means of getting HIV infection, sex is a major route, but there are a variety of protective mechanisms. Many women i know have begun to carry their own condoms in order to be prepared if a new partner does not have any. Continued protection is essential until they are sure that their partner is free of disease and is monogamous. A difficult task. ...Read more

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Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Yes : Though uncommon as compared to hpv-related cervical cancer, in men hpv is associated with a large percentage of both penile cancers and anal cancers. ...Read more

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How risky is HPV in young women? Chance of persistence vs resolvation? Percentage of women that had the infection? Also clearance for multiple strains

How risky is HPV in young women? Chance of persistence vs resolvation? Percentage of women that had the infection? Also clearance for multiple strains

Lifelong issue: In the pre-vaccine era, 70% of women attending college health clinics tested positive for some strain of HPV by their Sophomore year. Those with visible features like warts may have clearance of visible lesions but the virus can persist within the tissues for decades. Those with no visible lesions can lay dormant for decades before emerging to trigger cancerous change. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

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