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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cervix and HPV: No it is not too late. It is just on time and you got the appropriate screening test. This test shows you have the potential to get cancer, not that y ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Pretty much: You can have the warts removed. They may or may not keep coming back. The important thing is this isn't a life-ruiner. Keep a close eye on your skin. ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Disappear/Treated: Genital warts may dieappear without treatment.And some warts can be reated by Dermatologists as well
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this real ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Check with your doctor. It is a wart and can be burned out of existence in expert hands.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
25 years experience Urology
No: Once you've been infected, you're stuck with it. You may not have any further episodes, but you're in remission, and a carrier.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Adjust expectations: HPV is a family of viruses tend too persist indefinitely in those who become infected. It is transmitted sexually from a partner shedding the virus.It ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depression/anxiety: Talk to your doctor. Just because you have hpv doesn't mean you'll get cancer, even if you have types 16 & 18. Even then, regular screening w/pap smea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Don't smoke: HPV DNA may persist indefinitely, but it isn't known how often this happens. Active infection usually is controlled by the immune system within a year ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No evidence: There is no evidence whatsoever that any supplements have any effect on HPV "eradication." Until some evidence is produced, assume it is complete BS. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Common warts: No, it doesn't mean permanent HPV. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system. The HPV types that cause common warts (hands, feet, etc) are ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
HPV: Human papillomavirus! it is a very common group of viruses, and many people carry them. There are many types, including ones that cause common warts, ... Read More
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