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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

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

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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Is it true that iuds can cause infections and cancer?

Is it true that iuds can cause infections and cancer?

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 more

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Does an IUD cause cancer and infection?

No: It also has no associated 'hormonal' effects. ...Read more

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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

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 more

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I have an cancer, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

I have an cancer, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I have cancer, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

I have cancer, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

May be: Rotavirus is seen in kids presents as gsatro enteritis, basically seen in children, if you are on chemo, immuno suppressed to get it. ...Read more

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Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to increased chances of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can lung infection cause cancer?

Can lung infection cause cancer?

Probably not: There is no evidence of a direct link between lung infection and cancer. Chronic inflammation (eg. Emphysema and, to a lesser degree, chronic bronchitis) confers a risk of lung cancer. There is a weak link between a history of pneumonia and a 15-20% higher risk of lung cancer, but compare that to 40 years of smoking, which increases the chance of cancer by 2500%. Its all relative. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

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