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Hpv Shot Schedule
I can't remember if I had the HPV vaccinate before but I'm scheduled to have it this week. What happens if I get vaccinated twice? I'm 23 Male.
Can't you find out?: The best idea would be to remember where you think you may have gotten the vaccine, and call there to see if it can be confirmed. You may remember that HPV vaccine is a series of 3 shots: get #1, then #2 after 1-2 months, #3 6 months after #1. It would be ok to just "start over" the entire series if you really can't find out if you have had one or more before. Good for you for getting vaccinated! ...Read more
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
I have squamous metaplasia w/ hpv pos. My pap is due May 2017, im out of country until July, is it Ok if i get my pap scheduled for July ?
No hurry, no worry: There's no hurry. The rate of progression of cervical HPV infections toward cancer is very slow. Waiting even a year probably would not increase your risk of a serious outcome. I'm not recommending that, of course, but waiting a couple of months for sure won't be a problem. In fact, it may be beneficial -- with an increased chance the abnormalities will clear up by that time. ...Read more
3 years in a row my pap has come back positive for HPV. Last year I had a colposcopy and it was fine. Now another is scheduled, what does this mean?
HPV: Human papilloma virus is a very common virus amongst women and is responsible for abnormal pap smears. Your body usually clears the virus in 2-3 years but persistance means that it can cause cervical cells to change. You can have HPV and itself is not an issue as long as your pap smears are normal. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with HPV and an abnml pap. I was scheduled for a colposcopy and a biopsy. Been monogamous 18 yrs. How is this possible?
AGC and HPV negative on recent Pap. Irregular bleeding for last few months. Scheduled colposcopy. Odds of this being cancer?
Cannot assess: The odds of this being malignancy are probably quite low, but odds do not make any difference. It either is or is not and that is why the tests are being done. Good luck and hope this is benign. ...Read more
I am scheduled for a leep due to severe cervical dysplasia. I have HPV . Now I am having severe rectal pain only when i shower. Is gyn dr to check it?
Examination: Make sure that when you are seeing you gynecologist to tell the doc about your above symptom. They would be able to check the anal area and if there is any lesion they can also do a biopsy of the lesion. Hpv is a risk factor for cervical cancer as well as anal cancer. If there is no obvious finding on the anal area, you should see a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. Discuss with your md. ...Read more
Vaginal n ovary pain under doc care but a 2nd ascus HPV high risk+ pap n have scheduled colp. Could pain be related to abnormal cell thing goin on?
I received the hpv vaccine and I experienced breakthrough bleeding while on birthcontrol can I still have sex? Period isn't scheduled for 16 more day
Vaginal bleeding: The vaccine has nothing to do with your bleeding. However, bleeding between periods sometimes indicates infection (such as an STD), and any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated -- so see your doctor. It may be nothing important, but better safe than sorry. Good luck! ...Read more
Immunity: The injections work by causing an immune reacion to the type viruses in the injection. There is a bivalent (two viruses) and a quadrivalent (four virus) vaccine. This covers most of the viruses causing anogenital carcinoma in men and women but not all viruses! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You choose: The present HPV vaccine helps protect people from 9 strains of the HPV, but only if they have never been infected by them. It is given as a series of injections to yield long term benefit. It was approved to target the 9-16yo age group. At a listed age of 53, you are not in the target group.It would not hurt you, but may have minimal value. You would likely have to pay the hefty cost (>$200/dose) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None in my patients: There is nothing unusual about gardasil. It is a newer vaccine, so is just as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Fainting after shots or blood draws has always happened to a few people in medical settings, so that's not news. In the U.S., 3000-4000 women die each year from cervical cancer, now a vaccine-preventable disease. Somebody's wife, daughter, or mother dies each 2.5 hours! ...Read more
Recommendations are: Hpv vaccines are administered in a 3-dose sched. The 1st then 1-2 months later, the 2nd dose, then the 3rd 6 months after the first dose. Wait at least 4 wks between the 1st & 2nd doses. Wait at least 12 wks between the 2nd & 3rd doses. Remember 24 wks between the 1st & 3rd doses. If you miss a dose in series, don't restart, just continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It gives protection: Getting 2 HPV shots offers good protection against the strains fo HPV that cause genital warts, cervical cancer, or anus cancer. One can ask her primary care doctor if a third dose of vaccine is needed. If unsure, it is usually fine to go ahead and get a third dose. A third dose should increase one's antibody levels for better and longer-lasting protection. ...Read more
Shot may still help.: There are more than 100 strains/types of hpv. The hpv vaccines that are available protect against just a few strains. In general, vaccines do not 'fight' hpv stains that a person might already carry, but vaccines might prevent that person from acquiring infections from new / additional strains. Hope that this explanation helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The HPV "shot" or vaccine is not a treatment.It can prevent HPV if you take it before exposure. You might want to get the vaccine to protect you from many other strains you could get later. Once you have it, it will stay in your system. If its the cancer strains, regular checkups/pap smears are needed.If wart strains,it may clear or benefit from treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer