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What does it mean to have hpv

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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
Obstetrics & Gynecology 31 years experience
Not standard : There is no "staging" in hpv. Ask you doctor for a more complete explanation.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
More risk : HPV 16 and 18 are associated with increased risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer than other strains.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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
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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
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
Family Medicine 13 years experience
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!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 12 years experience
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
General Surgery 29 years experience
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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A member asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology 34 years experience
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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