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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 once affected by cervical cancer due to HPV, the solution is to remove the uterus? Does removing it eliminates the disease too?? Help

Is it true that once affected by cervical cancer due to HPV, the solution is to remove the uterus? Does removing it eliminates the disease too?? Help

Not Necessarily: With regular PAP smear we are able to diagnose Cervical CA at a very early stage. So Local excision , LEEP procedure, Colposcopy are several other options . It depended on how deep is extension of the cancer. Yes, if Hysteractomy is required it eliminates the disease. Uerine and Cervical cancer are very localized cancer, Slow to spread ouside the body of Uterus and surgically treated ...Read more

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Why would you miscarry if you had cervical cancer that had spread to your right ovary and uterus?

Why would you miscarry if you had cervical cancer that had spread to your right ovary and uterus?

Multiple factors: I'm a bit surprised that HealthTap sent this question to a dentist but I do have about 2 years of medical school so I will answer it. The most common cause would be an incompetent cervix that simply cannot hold the fetus in once it reaches the end of the first trimester, the second would be APS or antiphospholipid syndrome, and the third, a bit far fetched, would be paraneoplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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Does removing uterus eliminates HPV from my body?? Tested positive HPV16 & others. Don't want to do all follow ups and worry about cervical cancer.

Does removing uterus eliminates HPV from my body?? Tested positive HPV16 & others. Don't want to do all follow ups and worry about cervical cancer.

No: A hysterectomy doesn't eliminate the HPV virus. It can still live in the Vagina and area around the vagina. Even though there is no antibiotic to get rid of it, the immune system of most women will clear it in a few years. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can be done for a cervical cancer recurrence in the uterus?

What can be done for a cervical cancer recurrence in the uterus?

If possible: Total pelvic organ removal (exenteration) is offered, which would require urinary and fecal drainage bags. Chemotherapy may cause response, improve survival, but is not curative by itself. If radiotherapy was not used with initial treatment, at can be used. ...Read more

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Positive test of HPV genital. Does removing uterus now eliminates the disease once & for all? I don't want to wait till cervical cancer shows up

 Positive test of HPV genital. Does removing uterus now eliminates the disease once & for all? I don't want to wait till cervical cancer shows up

See my remark: Genital HPV is treatable! See your gynecologist,if you don"t have one seek advice from your local health dept.Bahrain has good local and foreign doctors. Imagine if we do preventive hysterectomies for all those with HPV ,we'd be very busy doing unnecessary surgeries ...Read more

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Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Gyne consult: Cervical thickening associated with enlarged pelvic nodes and weight loss requires a thorough exam by a gynecologist. Causation is varied from inflammatory to malignancy conditions of the cervix or lower uterine segment. Pls. Do not delay seeking gynecologist consult. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uterine and cervical cancer?

What is the difference between uterine and cervical cancer?

Uterine cancer: The cervix is the opening of the womb (uterus). Most uterine cancers are from the lining of the uterus (the endometrium). They are treated by different types of hysterectomy ...Read more

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My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if i had much more information, that i could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...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