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Could someone offer some guidance or information on if male partners of women with cervical dysplasia are not supposed to smoke? I am quitting because of my recent diagnosis, and the reason for my cervical dysplasia was the HPV virus. However, my Dr. did say that my smoking compounded the effects of the HPV virus, and that there is a link between smoking and reactivation of HPV. Not all male partners have to quit, but I don't know in what situations or types of cervical dysplasia the male partners are asked to stop smoking. Does anyone have any information on this topic? Any and all would be appreciated :)
[QUOTE=CEB]Could someone offer some guidance or information on if male partners of women with cervical dysplasia are not supposed to smoke? I am quitting because of my recent diagnosis, and the reason for my cervical dysplasia was the HPV virus. However, my Dr. did say that my smoking compounded the effects of the HPV virus, and that there is a link between smoking and reactivation of HPV. Not all male partners have to quit, but I don't know in what situations or types of cervical dysplasia the male partners are asked to stop smoking. Does anyone have any information on this topic? Any and all would be appreciated :)[/QUOTE]

Its interesting that you should mention this. I have had two friend in college who have had problems such as this. One had cervical cancer that required surgery pretty quickly so I don't recall her being told anything about her partner not smoking. However, another who simply had an abnormal Pap Smear was told that she must absolutely not have unprotected intercourse with a partner who smokes.

And that is all I know. I hope that helps, but I don't know if it did.

Pfunk
that has happen to me recently like last october and i read on the internet that smoking isnt good i made a promise to myself that in january that if i have an abnormal pap i am going to stop and i think my partner is going to have to stop to. but my doc didnt say if it was from that virus he would have told me rite??
[QUOTE=jc1234]that has happen to me recently like last october and i read on the internet that smoking isnt good i made a promise to myself that in january that if i have an abnormal pap i am going to stop and i think my partner is going to have to stop to. but my doc didnt say if it was from that virus he would have told me rite??[/QUOTE]


From my own doctors mouth she say's no it wouldn't affect me if my male partners smokes... But my boyfriend doesn't smoke cigs though. I've only been hearing about the males who smoke causing the dypslasia on Internets. Does anyone have a male partner who smokes and has been free of abnormal pap smears?
I asked my Dr. and he said the biggest problem was living with someone who smokes makes it harder to quit. That much I already knew:) But I still couldn't get a clear answer on my boyfriend needing to quit for reasons other than support. For me, it doesn't matter if the whole world is in my house smoking, I'm still going to sucessfully quit. I have no choice, and I'd like to have a cancer free and children filled future more than a pack of cigarettes. I'm just concerned there may be something that could affect things for me through my boyfriends smoking, and as someone who is trying to do absolutely everything possible to remain healthy, not being able to get a good answer from the Dr. is very frustrating. Thanks for your information, I think this is one question that's only going to be answered through peoples personal experiences and findings. If you find out anything else, please let me know. Thanks again!
Did you get a copy of your pap results? If not, I'd ask your Dr. for a copy and if your problems are linked to the virus it will be listed on the results. Mine was. It tells you what strain and various medical jargon I don't really understand but, at least you'd know if the virus was involved in some way. I'd definitely keep up with the quitting smoking though. My Dr. was adamant about that. I know they all say you shouldn't and it's not good for you blah blah blah, but this was different. He told me the smoking made a HUGE impact on the severity of the dysplasia. Something about it interacting with the virus and making it worse. Anyway, good luck and I hope things go well for you in January:)
thank you no i am def going to ask im due from june to go back and i had a positive pap had 2 since october when i found out it was abnormali am praying it stays that way if not i know what i need to do and what i need my bf to do cuz i do want to have kids one day like someone else said its not worth it over ciggs even though its going to be the hardest thing to do!
thanks again
Tell me about it! I have a 2 pack a day habit. Managed to get to half a pack a day so far. So it is possible :angel: Doesn't make it easier though...

Good luck when you get your pap results. Abnormal paps are pretty common these days.





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