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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have high hpv and low grade dysplasia. which vitamins will help fight them?? and what about folic acid?? how much should i take?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HPV: Vitamins will do nothing to inhibit HPV.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
HPV: HPV is not treated or affected by Vitamins. If you want to take a Vitamin just for general health then choose a once a day basically multivitamin. It will include folic acid. Avoid taking excess vitamins as this can actually make your over all health worse.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
None: Cervical dysplasia and high grade HPV are risks for the development of cervical cancer. No vitamins will help eradicate these issues. A study done in Texas years ago revealed that even laser treatment of the entire female lower genital tract will not eradicate HPV. Folic acid recommendation is 1mg daily or 4 mg daily if trying to conceive.

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