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Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cervix, that is the lower end of the uterus, which connects the uterus and the vagina. This cancer is associated with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection. Earlier stages of cervical cancer go undetected, as it generally does not produce any symptoms. In the later stages, it causes abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain during sex, and watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

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Pap cells in cervix , no HPV and cancer. How to Prevent HPV?

Query: Hi doctor,Irregular pap smear result shows LSIL was highlighted on my document from the gynecologist, but I was told I did not have HPV or cervical cancer, but weird-shaped cells on the cervix. I was told not to worry. Could this develop into HPV?What can I do to prevent that from happening?Thank yo...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cervix has one area known as the transformational zone that shows natural changes in different phases of life. Cervical cancer is commonly diagnosed in the reproductive phase and during pregnancy. Please send me your cervical smear report and your detailed gynecol...  Read Full »

My mother has abdominal pain and stage 3 cervical cancer spread.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's cervical cancer was detected in Pap (Papanicolaou) smear test and biopsy, so the doctor removed her uterus but retained her ovaries. I do not know why she feels tired and has stomach pain three years after the surgery. We took her to the hospital, and the doctor said she ha...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every doctor does his best to save the patient's life, but cancer is difficult to predict. The oncology team will decide the best treatment plan for her.  Read Full »

Is laparoscopic hysterectomy needed for uterine fibroid?

Query: Hi doctor, My spouse aged 47 years has been advised laparoscopic¬†hysterectomy as a fibroid of 80 x 70 mm is observed in USG of the¬†uterus. She is having irregular periods from the last 9 to 10 months. Her hemoglobin has reduced to 9.5 g/dL. Is this a sufficient and strong ground for a hysterectomy...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is sufficient ground for hysterectomy, and I think you should go ahead. Since she has a symptomatic fibroid, she will need definitive treatment. There are medicines available, but they are not very effective. They may just keep symptoms under control, and it ...  Read Full »

My mother had cervical cancer surgery. Please review.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother was operated on for cervical cancer (Wertheim's Hysterectomy). The operation was successful, and she is fine and recovering. After the surgical biopsy, they declared it stage 2B. Further, we sent her slides to the laboratory for review, and there they found the left parametriu...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports and my opinion is as follows: Diagnosis is that of squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, moderately differentiated, non-keratinizing type. Your mother has undergone Wertheim's hysterectomy, also called radical hysterectomy. This is the su...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for cervical cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a bit of a worry about my friend and colleague. She is 46 and dealing with diabetes and high cholesterol, and now she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctor is suggesting a hysterectomy, but I am concerned about what that might mean for her. I have heard that a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A hysterectomy is generally a safe procedure; however, like any surgical intervention, it carries some risks. It is advisable to seek consultation with an obstetrician-gynecologist surgeon for the best guidance and care. I hope this informatio...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife has cervical squamous cell carcinoma. Please advice.

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant. During her first trimester, her doctor suspected some growth in her cervix and a biopsy was done. Her pathology of cervical tissue states squamous cell carcinoma of non-keratinizing. It also says that the specimen contains creamy white, irregularly shaped, solid, and s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife's biopsy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors. As your wife is in her first trimester, waiting till the end of pr...  Read Full »

I want to know about cervical cancer. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been learning about cervical cancer and its connection to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Can you help me understand how HPV is linked to cervical cancer and what role papillomaviruses play in this? Additionally, what preventive measures, like vaccinations or screenings, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I just read your query. I can understand your concern.HPV (human papillomavirus) is responsible for 90 percent of cases of cervical cancers. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common viru...  Read Full »

I want to know the signs of cervical cancer. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I usually have regular periods, but this month I did not have a period. I got a negative pregnancy test. There was a little spotting. Could it be a sign of cervical cancer? I am really worried. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history in detail and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance, but it could be due to pregnancy also (though the chances are very, very low). But as you missed your period, it coul...  Read Full »

I get pain and bleeding after sex and pap smear shows CIN3. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of back pain and pain during intercourse as well as bleeding after. My pap smear came back CIN3. What can I expect?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends on practices prevalent in your country and the prevalence of cervical cancer in your locality. Normally we would do colposcopic directed cervical biopsies to rule out cervical cancer and act according to the report of biopsy. Some doctors may prefer removing ...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to have cervical cancer when my pap smear is negative?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female with a weight of 60 kilograms. I have consulted many doctors to know the cause of my issue. I have a list of symptoms such as headache, swollen lymph nodes, chest pain, bone, muscle, and joint pain, low-grade fever, pelvic pain, irregular periods, vaginal discharg...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an unlikely chance to have cancer in the cervix as you have a negative pap smear. Generalized pain or malaise occurs due to autoimmune disorders and it shows raised ANA (antinuclear antibody) levels. Do not be worried. You can take medications and it helps you ...  Read Full »

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