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Old 03-03-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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I wanted to know if there is any effect from having herpes on the prostate. I (am 34 yr old male w herpes)have an enlarged prostate, discovered after a cystoscopy. I also had the prostatic massage test and the fluid was cloudy indicating white blood cells, either infection or inflammation, do not know which at this point. Have not had any further testing yet. The doctor said the herpes could have an effect on the prostate but did not elaborate. What other tests might I be looking to have next? Any info. would be appreciated.

 
Old 03-16-2003, 09:21 PM   #2
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I read that Scientists have found that alot of people with herpes have uteran cancer and they said that herpes raises a female's chance 7 times. I guess they aren't for sure if it's for real but they think there is enough people that have the 2 diseases so they think there's the link between the two. Can't remember the site where I read it though.

 
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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shababy59
i just read your reply and i have to say that it worries me just a little. as i would be a woman, i did not know that having herpes would cause uteran cancer. i guess that i have alot to learn about this std. if you remember where you read it please let me know. thank you

 
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Teeyore,

According to that book "The Truth About Herpes" herpes does not "cause" cervical cancer, or cancer of any kind. There is a correlation between them, but that doesn't mean one causes the other. A correlation simply means there's a (third) common factor between them somehow.

It's possible that because HPV (human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts, some of which are cancer-causing) is very common and I believe is the most common cause of cervical cancer, and since both herpes and HPV are sexually transmitted, the common thread is sexual activity or possibly more common with multiple partners. The correlation isn't fully understood but one does not cause the other.

If you're concerned, the best thing to do is be sure to get a Pap Smear done every other year (or more frequently; ask your doctor about this). Pap smears will pick up irregularities that indicate a possible pre-cancerous condition.

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