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Doctor insights on: 13 High Risk Hpv Types

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

Recurrence: Even with proper treatment of cervical dysplasia, the fact that this is caused by a viral infection gives a 30% recurrence rate for cervical dysplasia. The high risk hpv types may always be present. ...Read more

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What does this mean high-risk HPV test detects thirteen high-risk types (16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68) without differentiation.?

What does this mean high-risk HPV test detects thirteen high-risk types (16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68) without differentiation.?

HPV: It doesn't specify which of the 13 you may have been exposed to. Women with HPV 16 and 18 are much more inclined to develop cervical dysplasia (precancer) and cancer. You may want to ask if your physicians office offers a test more specific to types 16 and 18. ...Read more

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My doc. Said there was noting about a type for myhpv but some abbreviations something undetermined with a note high risk hpv? What does that mean?

My doc. Said there was noting about a type for myhpv but some abbreviations something undetermined with a note high risk hpv? What does that mean?

HPV 16 and 18: Hpv 16 and hpv 18 are two varieties of hpv that are associated with a higher risk of developing cervical cancer. A pap smear with your yearly gynocological exam is done to catch potentially cancerous changes early. Hpv or human papaloma virus can be vaccinated against with guardasil. Continue to follow-up with your doctor and be reassured that this condition is easily treatable. ...Read more

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Lgsil mild dysplasia/high risk hpv 13 strands found including 16, 18. Do I have cancer?

Lgsil mild dysplasia/high risk hpv 13 strands found including 16, 18. Do I have cancer?

Not likely: The data you provided does not comport with a diagnosis of cancer, not even pre-cancer. However, you need to follow your doctor's instructions for repeat testing,
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What to do about high risk hpv?

What to do about high risk hpv?

Follow MD advice: Even high risk HPV rarely progresses to actual cancer, especially with proper medical care. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up and nothing serious will come of it. ...Read more

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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

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Hpv positive I'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Hpv positive I'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more

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Help, what to do if I might have high risk hpv?

Routine care: Strains of hpv were found in as many as 70% of women in there mid 20's prior the vaccines availability. Yearly pap smears to detect early signs of hpv related pre-cancer have been done for decades. Discuss with your pcp/obgyn. ...Read more

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I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

Yes: If your partner is virus naive, then your partner is at risk. Please us a condom. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis high risk HPV 16+ how will this effect my partner?

Recently diagnosis high risk HPV 16+ how will this effect my partner?

Unknown: Most likely he has already been exposed. If male, might be at higher risk for cancer of the penis later in life. Warts are a possiblity. ...Read more

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Can being HPV positive only mean high risk HPV or can that include low risk also?

Hard to say: There are several available tests for HPV, some non-specific and some yielding data on which strains have been involved. Without knowing which type of test you had makes an answer unrealistic. Try to find out which test you had and that should give you the answer. ...Read more

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I found out I am at high risk HPV. Is it okay that I have to wait 3 months till my next appt?

Why wait?: If you are worried, the best idea is move up your appointment. Let your doc know why you want to come in early. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed positive for the 14 strands of high risk HPV. Does that mean I have all 14 of them?

Here are some...: To know the specific significance from the test you got, it would be best for you to ask the doctor ordering it. Based on what is known, there are >100 subtypes of HPV with 60% causing common warts and 40%, genital warts. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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I have high-risk HPV, but am negative for HPV-16 and HPV-18. What are the chances this will clear up?

I have high-risk HPV, but am negative for HPV-16 and HPV-18. What are the chances this will clear up?

High: You require survillance pap smear. But they could clear up. Presence of persistent ASCUS will be an indication for biopsy. Your Gynecologist will discuss the monitoring plan with you ...Read more

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I'm 20 and recently got diagnosed with high risk hpv. I had the cells frozen. Will the HPV ever "go away"? I don't want to pass it on to future partner

Define "go away": HPV is a family of viruses and at least a dozen strains have been identified as higher risk. These will often clear on their own in 1-2 yrs in healthy adults, but can hibernate, recur & produce the cell changes seen on pap smears. Its good that they froze any abnormal cells. It may/not recur & you may or not shed the germ, exposing others. You are not alone. Some studies show >50% with HPV antibodies ...Read more

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Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Yes.: High risk strains of human papillomavirus can be spread by oral sex such as oral to genital contact. This can result in transmission of hpv from the mouth to the genitals or from the genitals to the mouth. In a fraction of people, such infections may lead over time to premalignant or even malignant changes in the genitals or the mouth / lips / tongue / throat. ...Read more

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Can you pass high risk HPV through a bar of soap?

HPV: Like most viruses does not survive very long outside the body so this is very very unlikely to happen ...Read more

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Does high risk HPV be spread in the dormant stage?

Yes.: Some people (especially men, but also some women) can be 'carriers' of hpv and not have warty lesions or precancerous changes that are visible to the eye. These 'silent carriers' may spread the human papillomavirus to sexual partners without knowing that they carry the virus. ...Read more

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I have only high risk HPV, will my bf get warts? As they're low risk right?

I have only high risk HPV, will my bf get warts? As they're low risk right?

Different strain: The wart strain differs and each strain is true to its pattern of associations. Your high risk strain (for cervical cancer) can also produce problems in men. Throat and penile cancer are rare but linked to these strains. If you/he gets warts it will be from some external exposure. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for high risk hpv, but I'm worried I have the warts, too.?

You should see them: The HPV strains that are high risk seldom have visible signs, but may show changes on a pap smear or internal exam. The strains that produce genital warts will rarely be un-noticed. In fact their common pattern includes scattered warts on the genital surfaces of the labia or penis. You can certainly acquire more than one HPV strains during sex.The current vaccines cover 2-9 strains. ...Read more

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They say I have Endocervical/transformation zone components present and that I a, high risk HPV. What does that mean?

They say I have Endocervical/transformation zone components present and that I a, high risk HPV. What does that mean?

HPV: High risk HPV means your have certain strains (genotypes) that have associations with progression to cancer. You need to have more frequent Pap smears. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I found out I have high risk HPV and to make an apt in 5 month. I did. But now what? What's going to happen in between? Anything I should know?

Regular follow-up: This is not something you can do anything about. You at least are aware you have more risk of cervical cancer than the general population (a good motivator).It can take years/decades for that to happen if it ever does. In the mean time you have surveillance pap smears to detect any changes early when they can be treated/cured. Women have been going for pap's long before we had an idea of why, you do. ...Read more

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I have lsil, would that come from low risk or high risk hpv?

There is a test: That is determined by the HPV hybrid test your Gynecologist should have run with the pap smear. We no longer guess about these things. ...Read more

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Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Not really: Almost everyone gets genital area HPV infection from time to time, sometimes several times. The "high risk" types are among the most common and most infections cause no symptoms. Even high risk HPV types usually do not progress to cancer and most cases are never diagnosed. The immune system clears up most HPV infections over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment to make it go away any sooner. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?

Yes: Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix. Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year. ...Read more

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Does not having high risk HPV means I do not have HIV?

Does not having high risk HPV means I do not have HIV?

Not really: Negative HPV (high risk or other types) have nothing to do with HIV. you still need to be tested for HIV if you are at risk. ...Read more