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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.

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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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?

 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

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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?

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?

Once infected, lasts: Hpv is one of those critters that sets up shop like a squatter and may be around in one form or another for a lifetime. On the other hand, that fact that you are monogamous does not necessarily guarantee that your partner has followed the same pattern of behavior. ...Read more

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AGC and HPV negative on recent Pap. Irregular bleeding for last few months. Scheduled colposcopy. Odds of this being cancer?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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How can the HPV shot work?

How can  the HPV shot work?

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 more

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Do you get the hpv shot every year.

Do you get the hpv shot every year.

No: It is a series of 3 doses given within 6 months.That completes the series. At some point in years to come there may be a need for a booster, but for now, that is not the case. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i get the HPV shot?

Yes if indicated: Hpv shot is indicated between 9 and 26 years of age and if you fall in this age group gt the shot. ...Read more