How do you know when your HPV has progressed into something more serious? In this episode OBGYN Dr. Korneeva, takes us through the signs & symptoms of cervical cancer as they relate to untreated high risk HPV; you will not want to miss this one.
Dr. Korneeva-Vladimirsky: Human papillomavirus that belongs to the high risk group causes cervical cancer. It transforms the cervical epithelium, those cells if left untreated can become precancerous or cancerous. Human papillomavirus can be dormant for many years, can do nothing to the cell, and usually takes years until it progresses. In the age group younger than 30, it's not very likey that cervical cancer is imminent. It's a little different approach, and a different scenario, and a different treatment after 30. Cervical cancer could be presented as lower abdominal discomfort, back pain, bleeding after intercourse. Sometimes its absolutely visible after examination, because the wart can be actually sitting on the cervix, or cervix looks distorted, inflamed, raw. We perform pap smears, we get those cells, send them to a pathology lab, and test the same sample for a presence or absence of human pallilomavirus. Cervical Cancer can be prevented, when there is some abnormality in your pap smear, just do what your doctor says. Come in as frequently as your supposed to come, get yourself checked, if this flat abnormality turns into not a so slight abnormality, the superficial layer of your cervix could be easily removed, without harming your, or jeopardizing your future fertility ability to have kids. So, you have many, many, more years to be virus free, to be disease free, all you need to do is just follow up.
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