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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Ask your doctor...: Glad to know you got normal PAP smear despite having (+) HPV, which are very common for many but bearing no serious consequence. For females with (+) ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
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No just acquired: Hpv infection that causes genital papillomas , and in some cases carcinoma of cervix , you got it now , did not have it before, get it eradicated , it ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, you can have hpv for over 30+ years. Any person who has been sexually active with another person ever in their lifetime likely has been exposed ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
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Recommend: a colposcope exam of the cervix to look with a 10x magnification of cervix, for potential pre cancerous cells that can be treated to prevent cervical ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Possibly years: We don't fully know the answer to that, but it might be very quickly and it may be as long as years. That is why women need ongoing paps and not just ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
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Couple of ways...: Possible for an hpv test to be positive in a patient with a later test being negative. A couple of explanations: 1. Variability in sampling: if th ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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What test ?: Was this a serum antibody test or something else ? The only form of genital HPV occasionally passed to babies is genital warts, caused by several stra ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
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See your gynecologis: Are you referring to cells on your cervix? Having HPV puts you at risk for cancer, but regular check ups with your gynecologist can find precancerous ... Read More
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Dr. James Mirabile
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HPV: You have the ability to transmit the hpv to your partner. Protection with a condom is essential to prevent spread of the disease.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
A Verified Doctor answered
See below: HPV is a viral infection with more than 150 different strains or types. There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males an ... Read More
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