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how long can hpv be dormant in men

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV can cause cancer: Hpv infections an cause genital warts or even cancer, although this isn't likely. Any persistent sores should prompt a visit to a dr. The hpv vacc ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It varies for each: person. We don't know why HPV becomes active in certain people and not in others, but there is no way to predict whether it will cause warts on your g ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Nobody knows: Doctors typically don't check males for HPV. When there are HPV-infected cells in small numbers, nobody knows. Such cells can spread HPV viruses. So, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators bel ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Long time: Most people (~86%) are able to clear hpv from their system in 3 years. In rest it may remain for 10 years or longer. We don't know how to tell who's i ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Hpv can jump from gential to oral cavity. Smoking is a risk factor for oral cancer. Once you have hpv doesn't mean you'll get cancer, only makes it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amit Patel
21 years experience Urogynecology
Yes, but...: Yes, but the type of hpv that causes abnormal pap smears in women doesn't cause any untoward symtpoms for men. Also, there is no testing in men for t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Simplistic: There are dozens of different strains of hpv. Almost everybody has met one or another of the strains that cause skin warts. Here's hoping that either ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure : Most 20 year olds are able to clear hpv through their own immune system. In others the virus with lay dormant.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Possible ...: Contacting HPV may not necessarily contract it. Contracting it does mean you will have clinical appearance of wart lesion, but may become its carrier. ... Read More

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