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Doctor insights on: If A Women Continue To Get Bv Can It Lead To Cervical Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I'm a survivor of cervical cancer is it true that a pap cannot be done if you have BV ? I'm concerned due to symptoms

I'm a survivor of cervical cancer is it true that a pap cannot be done if you have BV ? I'm concerned due to symptoms

No, you need a PAP!: It's best to get treatment for BV (bacterial vaginosis) before having a PAP done in order to get the best results. But a cervical cancer survivor with symptoms should see a gynecologic oncologist right away. A test that directly visualizes the cervix might be better than a PAP in this situation. A PAP alone isn't enough! See the doc who treated your cancer if possible. Good wishes! ...Read more

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What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

Low and zero: Cervicitis is often unexplained but folks have looked at the various risk factors and bacterial vaginosis isn't up there, so i doubt it. To cause cancer, something has to actually get into the genes or greatly accelerate turnover and "bv" just isn't going to do this, statistical link or no. Stop worrying. Cervicitis we can treat; cervical cancer we can prevent / treat with due vigilance. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis and can cervicitis cause cervical cancer?

Yes: Vagina and cervix are in continuity and infection of one touches the other. Chronic infection, cellular irritation, can lead to cellular abnormal meta plasma and proliferation and thus malignant proliferation. ...Read more

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I've read on here that boric acid is good for BV and yeast. How often is it safe to douche? Don't want PID or cervical cancer

I've read on here that boric acid is good for BV and yeast. How often is it safe to douche? Don't want PID or cervical cancer

Boric acid prescrip: Boric acid suppositories are available with a prescription. This is not something you want to be doing on your own at home without medical guidance. Your doctor can prescribe this for you. Cervical cancer comes from the sexually transmitted infection HPV. PID comes from STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is it likely that I have cervical cancer? Diagnosed with BV finished meds but missed period. 2 weeks later period but only clots not continuous.

Is it likely that I have cervical cancer? Diagnosed with BV finished meds but missed period. 2 weeks later period but only clots not continuous.

Unlikely diagnosis : Diagnosis of cervical carcinoma is done only after pathological examination of biopsy specimen , at 22 yr age is very rare , talk to your doctor and go for regular gyn examinations , if needed pap smear. It may not be late to get hpv vaccine to prevent cervical ca ask your doctor also. ...Read more

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Wife got off xanex and has bad withdrawals. Now cramping in ovarian region and smelly discharge. Bv or is cervical cancer possible? I'm so worried.

Wife got off xanex and has bad withdrawals. Now cramping in ovarian region and smelly discharge. Bv or is cervical cancer possible? I'm so worried.

Probably not serious: Whatever is going on is probably not serious. But she should have an evaluation to check for a treatable infection. If she's been getting pap smear regularly, she is not likely to have a cancer. ...Read more

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Wife has severe cramps in lower abdomen and minor light colored dishcarge that has an odor. Seeing gyno tomorrow. Worried. Bv? Cervical cancer? Cyst?

Stay positive: Several things could cause these symptoms. Your wife is doing the right thing in seeing her ob/gyn, as diagnosing the cause of her symptoms will require an examination and likely some lab tests. If she has tolerated Ibuprofen before, she could consider Ibuprofen to help with the cramping. ...Read more

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Could a woman get pregnant after having cervical cancer?

Could a woman get pregnant after having cervical cancer?

Yes, it's possible: Pregnancy is possible as long as management of the cervical cancer does not require a surgery that removes necessary organs (uterus). ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

Probably...: Known to us, every life event or disease is always caused by multiple factors. Somehow, HPV has special affinity to cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, rectum, & oropharynx, and estimated that 90% of cervical cancer are probably caused by some types of HPV, especially 16 & 18 for some 65%. More? Review article in https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more