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I have an abnormal growth anus that isn't very visible..It cam positive for hpv16 shall i show it to surgeon when i hv the appointment?
)Yes.: If you have a known lesion, it would be good to show it to the doctor. In some instances, anal hpv can cause warts and precancerous changes (dysplasia) that may not be visible to the naked eye, and you may want to have hra (high resolution anoscopy) with biopsies to define the exact nature / severity of the process. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Anal pain: Pain in the anus can be from many sources: anal fissures, fistulas,infection and abscesses, severe constipation, hemorrhoids, and cancer. You can discuss your symptoms and medical history with a physician and get an exam. Here is an NIH resource that includes a link to a health check tool: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/analdisorders.html#cat78 ...Read more
I found a small painless white bump in my anus that's really tiny? Should i worry? Nothing irregular has happened tho, no symptoms of anything
If cervical HPV is negative can HPV be active else where I.e the anus? Previously had abnormal smear (treated) worried it's in my anus. Thanks
Anal pap available: Thank you Kayleigh, This is a great question. HPV can be found to be negative but still be present in small numbers that we can not detect. The numbers rise and fall with the strength of the immune system. The immune system is affected by everything that we do i.e. Stress, diet, period, or taking medication . Be concerned but remember that the same immune system is on duty everywhere! Anal pap. ...Read more