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what does it mean to have hpv

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
HPV: Hpv stands for human papilloma virus which can cause genital warts and may be a cause of cervical cancer.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not standard : There is no "staging" in hpv. Ask you doctor for a more complete explanation.
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HPV can cause cancer: Hpv stage two is most likely a report of the pap smear. If the cervical cells show any change that can be predictive that you are at risk for getting ... Read More
Dr. Jose Abreu
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
??????: I think you mean cin2 or moderate dysplasia. There is no stage 2 hpv. There is a low risk hpv that causes warts. There is a high risk hpv that caus ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More risk : HPV 16 and 18 are associated with increased risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer than other strains.
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
HPV: 16 and 18 refer to two different types of the papillomavirus they are found in the Gardasil vaccine along with type 6 and 11
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Oncogenic virus: This is a type of HPV that has been associated with cervical cancer and indicates that closer surveillance of Pap smears might be appropriate. It doe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No worries!: Everybody gets genital HPV (90+% of all humans), often several times, and at any point in time, the virus is present in up to half of all adults. Alth ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Cleared: It is possible for your body to clear the virus on its own. Hopefully this is what has happened for you! Best of luck!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
11 years experience Pathology
You aren't alone: According to the CDC, 79 million Americans are infected with HPV--well over a fifth of the population so don't feel like an outcast. You can transmit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: If you are monogamous, it means he has it too and gave it to you.HPV may remain asymptomatic in patients for years after it is acquired and spread on ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
28 years experience General Surgery
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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