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how serious is hpv

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Men and women pass hpv back and forth. Typically for men it's not serious (they don't test for it in men). The more partners one has, the increased ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Very common...: Hpv is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Most people with hpv do not develop symptoms ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
HPV18 or 81?: I wonder if you mean HPV18, not 81. HPV18 is quite common and one of the major cancer-causing HPV types. If truly type 81, it's probably unimportent. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds normal: HPV sometimes causes anal cancer, but not cancers higher in the rectum or colon. Colonoscopy checks only for non-HPV cancers of the rectum or colon. A ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very common: Estimated that more than 85% of sexually active people have at least one of the strains of hpv. Most are innocuous, but there are a dozen or so s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Several posibilities: This may be purely psychological, but before seeing a therapist would make sure that he did not give you more than hpv. The general assumption by doc ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If you follow up with your doc they can usually treat/fix this initial issue if it needs anything. In the future this will motivate you to do your sch ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
ASCUS: Ascus is not usually serious. It is just a red flag that your physician needs to do a repeat follow up test sooner than usual. It is also unusual, no ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Follow up per doctor: Many women will acquire at least one strain of HPV by their 30's. HPV DNA testing is highly sensitive for the presence of HPV, but is not as specific ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mesh is definitely not your only option. Doctors can suspend vagina wall from the inside/abdomen as well. If it were me, and i were 36 years of age, ... Read More

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