Listen: HP, Cervical Cancer, Herpes discussed on Girls Gotta Eat
"Another thing. I wanted to bring up when you go to your yearly gynecologist visit oftentimes you have to request TD panel. They might not be just automatically testing you right down. And I'm like, yeah. All right. He doesn't like why not I'm here here. My pants. You're off. Era. They do they take blood. Honestly, I'm like the whole panel. Yeah. Why not get this your doctor should ask you questions about your sex life, and you should answer. Honestly there. They should not be judging you they should be asking you these questions to determine what tests are necessary for you, the type, you know, who you have sex with how often you have sex whether or not use protection. And then hopefully, they will give you the tests that are recommended. But is I do recommend asking your doctor like are you giving me STD's has what are you testing me for this is what I want to be tested for. And here's why. Because a lot of people assume that Pap smears an STD's test. It's testing for cervical cell changes. If not testing STD's, they gotta die. Yeah. Good. And there's specific tests. Also, like, I would I want to touch on HP because I think that that's really what flares up for a lot of people a lot for a lot of women. Like, I always got tested for HP. But not for other things for years. I think and you do have to ask for all of those different things. Yeah. Somebody says I someone messaged in. I think likes just go down the line. And obviously we want to really get into the herpes discussion. But HP I mean, we got Diene that said like, I got an irregular Papin. I'm freaking out, and we do it. We have a lot of younger listeners. And I think rain, and we're all three in our thirties. But I mean when you're twenty twenty and you get this irregular Pap or you get some that you just you freak out like I have aids I'm going to die. Right. You just get saying around you've got HP, and you're like cancer and many more. And just kind of like what you were saying some stuff before we start recording about HP that was interesting, and I didn't know about her. So for it. HP? First of all there are like over one hundred different strains of HP, only, you know, look out there everywhere. There's an HP anytime you get like a word on your finger. That's huge. So some strains caused like words on other parts of your body. Some strains of HP caused genital words. Some strains of HP can lead to certain types of cancers and a huge myth. I want to clear up as genital warts is not the same thing as cancer. Like if you have. That sounds obvious. But it's not because people find out the genital warts is a type of HP, and they think it means that those words are going to lead to cancer that those words tumor it that is not the case genital warts are mostly harmless. You know, you can choose to get them removed or talk to your doctor about removal methods. But a lot of times sometimes they clear up on their own, and they really don't cause any other health problems except for maybe being annoying. Okay. So that's important to know. Getting an irregular Pap is really really common. It definitely does not mean that you have cervical cancer what a Pap smear or a Pap test is doing is detecting any changes in your cervical cells, and they're trying to catch those changes before they could lead to cancer. So the next step after you get an a regular Pap, your doctor will usually do a closer examination of the cells. They might do a tiny Bob see to make sure those cells are not pre-cancerous. You know, if they are then they'll discuss different kinds of treatment. But cervical cancer takes a long time to develop. So that's I mean, that's why it's important to get your pops.."