A 29-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

what does hpv rank amongst stds? compared to herpes, is hpv worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? will it affect my health?!

1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Perspective: Each STD has its own set of complications.There is evidence,prior to the HPV vaccine, that as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior disease.It can produce genital warts or give you cancer.Herpes is painful and recurrent,hard to treat & can kill your baby.Gonorrhea or chlamydia can make you sterile.Others have specific issues. Take your pick. HPV for most is relatively mild.
Answered on Aug 1, 2015
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
HPV: Hpv can cause head & neck cancers but has not been associated with lung cancer. See your doctor and get an x-ray tomorrow!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Your HPV will clear: HPV and herpes are different viruses. Not every virus causes the same health problems as others. Neither herpes nor HPV is very dangerous, and it isn' ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Vaginitis: Inflammation in the vagina from alteration in bacterial flora, Bacterial vaginosis, Candida/yeast infection of vagina and trichomonas are some conditi ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Citron
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
None: However, cancer of the cervix can be caused by your sexual partner's smoking habits.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month