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What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

Minimal: Most women have no side effects. Some have a little discomfort at the site of the injection. Others feel fatigued for a day or so. That is normal. Your body is using energy to build an immune response which is what we want to happen. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Don? T understand side effects of the HPV vaccine?

Don? T understand side effects of the HPV vaccine?

Pain, soreness, syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians
Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site, local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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What are the HPV vaccine side effects 15 years later?

What are the HPV vaccine side effects 15 years later?

Cancer prevention: The hpv vaccine is a safe option recommended for the prevention of cervical cancer. There are no long term negative side effects. The vaccine has not been around for 15 years yet but the technology behind it is the same as the hep b vaccine. This gives us over 30 years of proven long term safety. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the HPV vaccine side effects last?

For what length of time do the HPV vaccine side effects last?

Not long: What effects are you worried about? Large studies have shown that the most common side effects are pain at the injection site and nausea. Both go away in less than a day.
If you are asking how long does the hpv vaccine protect against infection, the answer is at least 6 years and counting. It may be lifetime immunity, but no one knows yet. Even if you have been vaccinated, you need to have paps. ...Read more

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I have heard a lot of negative things about the HPV vaccine and my daughter recently got her first vaccine should I be worried of severe side effects?

I have heard a lot of negative things about the HPV vaccine and my daughter recently got her first vaccine should I be worried of severe side effects?

No: The vaccine has been tested widely, and approved for use by the FDA. I have used it since it came out, and have never had any issues or side effects (other than the rare localized irritation that can occur with any immunization). Do not worry about this, as the vaccine can provide good coverage against many strains of HPV that could lead to Cervical cancer and/or genital warts. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get the hpv vaccine even without a spleen? Any side effects that are major?

Is it a good idea to get the hpv vaccine even without a spleen? Any side effects that are major?

No problem: Whether you have a spleen or not would not affect the outcome from HPV vaccines or any other vaccine although you will likely have lower or no response to vaccines consisting only of capsular antigens from the bacteria. ...Read more

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Should a homosexual male get the HPV vaccine? It is confusing because I hear it can have serious side effects and only protects for five years.

Should a homosexual male get the HPV vaccine? It is confusing because I hear it can have serious side effects and only protects for five years.

Yes: The HPV vaccine is an anti-cancer vaccine protecting against most cervical cancers and probably against anal cancers caused by the same viruses. The vaccine is very, very safe but is expensive. With limited resources in healthcare, maybe girls should be offered the vaccine first, before the boys. At this time, the vaccine is recommended for all teens, both girls and boys. ...Read more

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Should I get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer? Any negative side effects?

Sadly, Too Old: The HPV vaccine is a great prevention to avoid getting this common sexually transmitted disease. However, the vaccine is only approved up to age 26. ...Read more

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I'm 20 without a spleen. Should I get the hpv vaccine gardasil? I have been hearing about bad side effects and have read them as well? Should I get?

Yes: It is a good vaccine that will prevent many cancer deaths and complications. You are at no increased risk of complications from the vaccine ...Read more

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Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available. Should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?

Gardisil 9: In the US, the Gardisil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine marketed by MERCK. It covers 9 strains of the HPV associated with disease, 7 more that the bivalent 16/18 vaccine. The US FDA approval is for age 9-26. Whether this is available or not in England is not something I have access to. ...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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Why would the HPV vaccine only be pushed for women, when its known to do this to men?

Why would the HPV vaccine only be pushed for women, when its known to do this to men?

For both: It is indicated for specific age groups in both males and females. It protects against cervical cancer caused by certain strains of hpv in females and genital warts caused by the hpv strains in males. ...Read more

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I read in the Men’s Health that it’s wise to get the HPV vaccine as a male 26 or under. I’m going to be 27 in less than 2 months. Is it too late?

I read in the Men’s Health that it’s wise to get the HPV vaccine as a male 26 or under. I’m going to be 27 in less than 2 months. Is it too late?

Not too late: A person can discuss with his doctor about his level of risk and whether or not the vaccine would make good sense to get. Usually, if a person is having new contacts (HPV is usually caught via physical contact of the genitals or the mouth), the vaccine is a good idea. Above age 26 years, insurance companies in the US might not pay for it (vaccine becomes a self-pay item). ...Read more

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My daughter refuses the HPV vaccine. If someone gets the vaccine will they get some sort of side effect, or will some not have any!

My daughter refuses the HPV vaccine. If someone gets the vaccine will they get some sort of side effect, or will some not have any!

Rare reactions: I have personally given probably thousands of doses of hpv vaccine over the past 5 years, and have never had a serious reaction or a person faint. The arm can be a little sore the next day for some, but other than that, most have no reaction. 3 doses of this is a whole lot better than cervical cancer, genital warts, mouth cancer, penis cancer, anal cancer... No contest! ...Read more

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Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Prevent transmission: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more

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Could stomach ache be a side effect of the HPV vaccine?

HPV S.E.: The most common side effects with Gardasil are:
• pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site
headache
fever
• nausea
dizziness
• vomiting
fainting. ...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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Dear Docs, I'm 20yr old healthy man, Is it mandatory to get HPV vaccine before I turn 27? HPV vaccination in my country (India) is not widely used.

Vaccine is advisable: Any of the HPV vaccines (whether bivalent, quadrivalent or nonavalent) will offer some protection against acquiring infections caused by some specific HPV strains and reduce your risks of developing lesions and tumors of your genital-perineal-anal tissues (penis, anus) and oropharyngeal tissues (mouth, tongue, throat) in the future. Avoiding "vaccine preventable diseases" is wise and recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Hpv Vaccine (Definition)

Hpv vaccine is given to boys and girls from 9 years age to 26 years age to prevent infection with 2 types of hpv that causes 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts it is given in series of three shots, 2nd after 2 months of first and 3rd four ...Read more