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Pap smear should be done in all sexually active women starting at the age of 21 (Few recommend starting at age 18). Its a method to detect cervical cancer risk early. You should not wait till you get sick. Guidelines on frequency of screening vary—typically every three to five years for those who have not had previous abnormal smears. Getting vaccinated against HPV ( Cervical cancer vaccine ) is good option. Take care.
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I m 38 years old .... 7 months ago I have sex with a guy ......I took a hiv test for finger stick in a Hospital and it was negative,, I also got a CBC everything was normal and also my Pap test and Pelvic test and it was normal and healthy.....that I have to take another HIV test???
so, i m almost 22 and have a boyfriend. i lost my virginity last january. i have never gone to gynecologist and never had a pap test . my mom who used to home school me for about 11-12 years never told me about it and never took me there. i learned a little about it, and then i talked to two of my doctors. they said that i need a pap test next year. then now, my mom knows that i ve had sex and keeps telling me that my doctors are wrong and that i need a pap test now. she also said that if i didn t have a pap test until next year or never had one and if i had a disease, i could die next year. i m confused, so what should i do? i have a doctor appointment on the 27th before i move from washington state to south carolina sometime on the first week of june.
My annual pap smear came back abnormal but was told that it was probably nothing but they wanted me to come back in to re-check me and do an ultra sound. The ultrasound looked great except they saw a spot that they thought was probably a pollup (sp?). When doing the physical exam they said it was not a pollup but it was actually just a spot, but they didn t know what it was. They gave me an antibiotic to take for 10 days and told me to come back after my next cycle. Should I be worried?
Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...i have a enlargerd kidney had mri then ct ivu and said ii might need a stent,they looked at results but not sure what is wrong so i have to have general op so they can have a closer look ,as i have had cervical cancer
I have had bloody stool for two months (bright red, not every single time I go # 2 but most of the time-also more diarrea than constipation but again not every time), and for a couple days my stool was almost white, light cream colored), accompanied with nausea (which I have sought medical attention for the past two years only to be told to take Omperozle or other anti acid/gas "medication"), and for about the last month I have been getting hot "flashes" at random--but its now consistent (like a hot flash that doesn't go away) and the area from my chin down to above my breasts has turned red and burns/stings. Because I don't have health insurance at this point I would rather know if this is truly something I should seek medical attention for before I pay another doctor to tell me to adjust my diet (steer clear of acidic foods and take antacids--which I have already done). Also I am female, 24 years old, 5.5 ft tall, 138 lbs, had cervical cancer almost 3 years ago and had a conoscopy to remove the cancer.
My mom was diagoned with cervical cancer in 2009 recieved chemo and radiation and was in remission for 3 months then the cancer came back in the orginal spot and she had to have a total pelvic exteneration in 2010 and now we had a CAT scan for various complications from the surgery. The CAT scan showed a 4centimeter soft tissue mass near her aorta. We have follow up testing scheduled. I am wondering in part b/c I have never heard of this, if this is common and can you take chemo and radiation or it would radiation damage the aorta? Just trying to find some answers or someone who is in a similar situation and can't find much on the net. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
Hi there I have the marina inserted in my cervix and I started taking champix to quit smoking two weeks ago, my question is can the champix interfere with the marina.? Because I have started to get really sore boobs and I am gaining weight. But have suffered from wheat intolerance which explains the bloating and weight gain just don t know about why my boobs are sore and have gone up a size with drastic stretch marks.! Please help.! Oh and p.s I have done pregnancy tests and they are negative but I have cervical cancer and was told I may get false negatives.!
I'm having slight bleeding when I urinate and also light vaginal bleeding . I am also having slight abdominal pain . I had cervical cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy 36 years ago in which they removed my uterus, 1 ovary and cervix. ....
Hi my name is XXXXXXX 3 years ago I had pre cancer cells cin 2 and I had them lasered off, recently for the past 3 to 4 months I am taking my period every 2 weeks and I also have spotting in between that and after sex I bleed 2 should I be worried...