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HPV infection and initial stage of cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have HPV I have also had the Gardasil vaccine mine is the type were my cells have just progressed toward cancer. What are the chances of my male partner to get HPV and cancer as well?                                              
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   I am AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   HPV infection
Doctor :   does not cause major problems like cancer in men in most of the cases
Doctor :   the chances are very rare
User :   Yes I just need information on my question I am in the military and the base doctors are no help.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   So can he still get HPV?
Doctor :   the chances of your partner getting a cancer from HPV is 1 in 100,000
Doctor :   he can have genital warts, which is 1% of cases
Doctor :   and does not have any serious consequences as such
User :   K so no matter what kind I have he can still get something eventhough I have had the Gardasil vaccination?
Doctor :   With vaccination, you shall be protected
Doctor :   and not your partner
Doctor :   Did you get it?
User :   Okay yes but the risk is not that high?
Doctor :   True
Doctor :   that is for sure
User :   K Thank You so much that definitly helps alot!
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   I can't think of anymore information I need I just wanted to be fully prepared and knowledgable on what to present and I think you have helped with that.
Doctor :   Fine
User :   Well this one more thing real quick because of the type I do have what are the chances of it hindering me getting pregnant?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Rather than pregnancy
Doctor :   it does cause problems in the child
Doctor :   mainly congenital abnormalities
User :   K what if I have to have a c-section? I already have one child and I contracted HPV after that or it didn't show up till over a year after I had him. I had to have him ceserian my OBGYN said if I had another he would only do another ceserian not a natural birth.
Doctor :   No link has been found between HPV and miscarriage, premature delivery, or other pregnancy complications.
User :   Okay that is all Thank You!
Doctor :   Even if the baby gets it during child birth
Doctor :   it shall be cleared with the baby's immune system
User :   Okay Thank You again!
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User :   Done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   K will do
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