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Expert Q & A Answers About cervical cancer

Are there different types of HPV? If I have the kind that causes cervical cancer...will I also get genital warts?

Are all human papillomavirus (HPV) strains the same? I had an abnormal Pap smear and my doctor says I have HPV which can lead to cervical cancer if left untreated. Does that mean I could also get genital warts?

Can we have normal sex after cervical cancer treatment?

My wife found out she might have cervical cancer and is scheduled to have a LEEP procedure done to remove some of the cells...what do I need to know about having sex with her after the procedure? Will she be okay? Will we be able to have normal sex?

What causes bleeding during sex?

The last two times my boyfriend and I had sex, I started to bleed. There’s blood on his penis when he pulls out. Do you know why this could be happening?

Will my friend still be able to have sex if she finds out she has HPV?

My friend might have HPV...she went to the doctor to get tested and she’s waiting for the results. Assuming she does have HPV, what are the chances that she can continue to have a normal sex life?

Can HPV cause cancer in men? How do I get tested?

My partner went for a routine Pap test and found out she has HPV...the kind that causes cervical cancer. I’m worried about how this could affect me. The gynecologist said that HPV can’t affect men and there aren’t any tests to see if men have it. Is that true? Will this type of HPV give me warts? Should we only have sex with a condom and no oral contact until we get the results back? 

What is HPV and how is it treated?

My best friend just found out she has HPV...an STD that can lead to cancer, I think uterine. What is HPV and how is it treated?

What can you tell me about laser treatment for CIN 1?

I recently had a colposcopy and the doctors found that I have “CIN 1.” Now I have to get a laser treatment that will burn the abnormal cells. I’m nervous...what are the risks involved and the side effects of the operation?

I’ve had vaginal bleeding and pain with sexual activity lately...what could be the cause?

My boyfriend and I have been doing some heavy petting…but when he puts his fingers in my vagina, I feel pain and immediate bleeding occurs. I don’t have any pain normally. I think there might be a lump near the vaginal opening. What could this be?

After anal sex, I noticed that my anus looks black. Why would that be?

I’m a 28-year-old married woman, and my husband and I are heavy into anal sex. I noticed that my anus has become black all around. Do you know why? And is it safe for my husband to cum inside my anus?

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