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Is It True That Iu Ds Can Cause Infections And Cancer
Will i end up having cervical cancer I have been having pain in my lower abdomen were my cervix and uturus is. I have had my IUD in for three years now. I had a pap smear a few weeks ago and the doctor said that my IUD is in good place and seems to be d
You : You need to discuss the results of your pap smear with your doctor again so you better understand what was found. Sometimes a test is done with the pap smear to determine if the cerix is infected with a strain of hpv that would put you at a higher risk for cancer and sometimes a special examination of the cervix called a colposcopy is needed to double check the area. Thankfully, many, many women who have abnormal cells will not develop cancer. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
No: The IUD should not be placed if you have an active infection or are at high risk of developing an infection (ie, multiple sexual partners, no condom use), but the device itself does not cause infection. In addition, it does not cause cancer and may actually be used to treat endometrial hyperplasia (increased thickness of the uterine lining that may be a pre-cancerous condition). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is that true?In rare cases, upper and middle back pain may be caused by other problems, such as gallbladder disease, cancer, or an infection?
No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: This bacteria is not usually invasive for people that are not receiving immunosuppressive medications, are not pregnant or elderly or have poorly controlled diabetes. It colonizes the gut and the perineal area. With reduced immunity it can invade the blood stream and caused serious infection. The good news is that it is still very sensitive to plain penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gyno says that getting an IUD is really risky, he says I have greater chances of developing a pelvic infection and becoming sterile. Is this true?
Get second opinion: Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. As long as a competent physician places the iud, the risk of infection and infertility is extremely low. Before an iud is placed, the doctor will usually check for stds, to make sure the patient doesn't already have an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have m. Fermentans infection. On pubmed, it reads that m. Fermentans causes "immortalization of pbmc's". Doesn't this imply blood cell cancer? Cll?
Really????: Pbmc's is an archaic word for peripheral blood mononuclear cells. In the 2005 paper, this mycoplasma merely selected for cells immortalized by epstein-barr. The mechanism by no means complete any transformation to cancer. Trying to self-diagnose as a non-phsician based on the internet -- including papers in obscure journals -- does a disservice to everyone. ...Read more
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