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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have chr tonsilitis, tonsil asymmetry and i might have oral hpv(gave oral sex).hpv test negative(cervical) but what about oral hpv?tonsil cancer risk

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HPV: There are numerous possibilities here, and the best thing to do is to see a doctor and be examined and tested if they deem it appropriate. Cannot diagnose this without seeing it. Good luck.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2014

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