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Doctor insights on: Low Risk Hpv In Women

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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...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

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Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Age, estrogen: Cancer, in general, is more common in older people. Also, a strong risk factor for endometrial cancer is prolonged exposure to estrogen because of early menstruation, late menopause, childlessness, and use of estrogen therapy without progesterone. Obesity is a risk factor too because fat tissue is a source of estrogen. ...Read more

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Is it true that high risk anal hpv takes same amount of time to bcome cancer as high risk cervical hpv?

Is it true that high risk anal hpv takes same amount of time to bcome cancer as high risk cervical hpv?

About the same: Probably about the same for either cervical or anal HPV. For both, cancer can develop as soon as a few months or not for 20 or more years. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase the chance of getting cervical cancer in women with endemetriosis?

Does smoking increase the chance of getting cervical cancer in women with endemetriosis?

Probably not: Although, smoking increase the risk of many types of cancer, cervical cancer has been shown to be caused almost exclusively by hpv (human papilloma virus) that smoking has nothing to do with. Endometriosis is a disorder of uterine endometrium and that has nothing to do with the cervix either. ...Read more

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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Depends on you...: Stress levels are dependent on an interaction between many factors, including level of job risk, level of perceived risk, stress tolerance, personal resilience, abilities, and coping abilities. Depending on these variables, and others, a person at a high risk job may actually experience less stress than someone in a lower risk job. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis increase incidence of prostate cancer in men?

Can trichomoniasis increase incidence of prostate cancer in men?

No: Trichomoniasis is an infection that is transmitted sexually. It is treated with the appropriate antibiotics. It has never been asoociated with the future development of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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Can being HPV positive only mean high risk HPV or can that include low risk also?

Can being HPV positive only mean high risk HPV or can that include low risk also?

Hard to say: There are several available tests for HPV, some non-specific and some yielding data on which strains have been involved.Without knowing which type of test you had makes an answer unrealistic. Try to find out which test you had and that should give you the answer. ...Read more

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Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?

Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?

No: no the breast cancer in men is significantly less prevalence than women. breast cancer does occur in men. In 2012 it was estimated that 2,190 new cases in males would develop, with 410 deaths. It tends to occur at a later age in men than in women, with the male peak age being 71 years old as opposed to peaks at 51 and 71 years old in women. Some men ignore breast lumps or think they are caused by an infection or some other reason and they do not get medical treatment until the mass has grown significantly. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a woman with high risk HPV cervical dysplasia history transmitting it to the male by oral sex.

What are the chances of a woman with high risk HPV cervical dysplasia history transmitting it to the male by oral sex.

See answer: Sexual contact, including oral sex and deep kissing, can transmit hpv from one person to another. The likelihood of contracting oral hpv is directly associated with number of sexual partners a person has had. Condom use, even for oral sex is a prevention. ...Read more

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How much does smoking increase the risk of cardiovascular incidents in women on contraceptives, as compared to non-smokers who are on contraceptives?

How much does smoking increase the risk of cardiovascular incidents in women on contraceptives, as compared to non-smokers who are on contraceptives?

It still does: Newer BC pills have improved for smokers risks, but it is still much higher than for non-smokers. The amounts are online but take mucho space. Here's a link w/ deeper links too. http://www.healthguideinfo.com/birth-control/p100649/ It's always good to reduce or quit smoking, so consider trying. There is lots of help out there. Best wishes ...Read more

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Why women smokers are at higher risk of CHF and CVD than male smokers ??

Why women smokers are at higher risk of CHF and CVD than male smokers ??

Smoking: Women have smaller diameter blood vessels so the toxic effects of smoke are magnified. About 3000 toxins have been identified in tobacco smoke so it is best to stop tobacco use of any kind for both sexes. Fortunately, the politicians have begun to realize that the tax revenue gained from allowing tobacco to be sold, is more that negated by the decrease in health and productivity of smokers. ...Read more