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Tupelo, MS
A 25-year-old female asked:

Doctor called and said i had hpv, but this is not the first time they have said that it's been 2 years now could thsy be bad?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: This is hard to answer without more info about why you were tested and what the prior diagnosis was about.The troublemaker hpv fall into 2 basic groups, the strains causing genital warts and the strains linked to cervical cancer. The outcome for either group is different. The external warts can be quite irritating and difficult to treat. The cancer strains stress you differently.Ask your doc.
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Last updated Oct 10, 2013

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