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Can Hpv Vaccine Cause Warts
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
Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, not always: High risk hpv infection may lead to genital warts in some people but not in all people. Some infected people have no warts and are "silent carriers" of the virus. Some people with intact immune systems can combat the viral infection and clear it without developing warts / precancer / cancer. Smokers, people with poor diets ; folks with diminished immune function are more like to develop lesions. ...Read more
HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...Read more
It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slightly higher risk: Genital warts and penile cancer are caused by different types of HPV. People with genital warts may have a slightly higher risk of penile cancer, but only a little bit. With or without past warts, penile cancer is very rare. And it's always easily curable, without serious surgery, if treated early. See a doctor to have warts treated, and get seen soon if any future bumps or sores on the penis. ...Read more
No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more
No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Genital HPV warts are usually limited to the genital skin. In certain conditions like HIV which can severely weaken the body's immune system, HPV associated warts can occur on the vermillion or red part of the lips. When warts occur on the normal skin beyond the lips, it is a different wart virus strain,the one that produces the common wart. ...Read more
Will getting a gardisil shot protect me from genital HPV and other HPV strands that cause cancer if i already have genital warts caused from hpv?
It will not protect : You from the type of hpv you have now but can protect form other strains of hpv there are many different strains and the gardisil protects against 2 strains the 2 most common strains taht cause genital warts - one of which you already have and the 2 most common strains that cause cervix cancer please s=discuss with your gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are 99 species of the hpv and one species has little to do with the other. The hpv vaccine is limited to only one species of hpv, which is not the one that causes common warts we get on the skin. Warts can be pretty frustrating, so be persistent under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more
No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is caused by an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora. The normal bacteria that live in the vagina are taken over by other native bacteria usually gardnerella, mycoplasma, and mobiluncus species to name a few. Causes are numerous and usually are not pinpointed but can include antibiotic use, douching, and vaginal ph changes. Hpv has not been linked to bv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incorrect: There are many strains of hpv virus that are capable of causing genital warts. The hpv vaccines protect against 2 or 4 of the more common / more worrisome hpv strains. Warts caused by other strains of hpv are still possible. The vaccine gives good protection against the 2 strains most responsible for causing cervical cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 tiny hard spots on the bottom of my big toe, I don't think they are planters warts because they are painless and I had the HPV vaccine?
Need to examine: The only way you will know is to have a trained pair of eyes on the subject, and it won't help to rationalize what it isn't, so go see the dermatologist and find out what it is so you can start the right treatment, you'll feel better when you know what it is ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had unprotected sex one time. I am negative for all stds, I'm wondering if there is a possibility I have warts, I got the 3 HPV vaccine shots. ?
I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas
Hi - my wife has a lot of irregular cervix cells and will likely do LEED. Should I get the HPV vaccine? I have had genital warts on/off for a year
Bit late for that: The vaccine has no value in treating HPV.Once you have a strain of HPV it is with you for life. You both may share several.The vaccine could protect you both from a few new strains, but if you are in a monogamous relationship I wouldn't bother.The approved age range is 9-26, which is the only group insurers will pay for.Your out of pocket cost would run >$200/dose for 3 dose set. ...Read more
White bump inside the lips of vagina. Got all 3 HPV vaccine shots. Could this be a wart? Does not hurt and there is only one bump for 2 days now.
Possibly: Wart is possible, if it is, it will get bigger over time. Just as likely to be trapped hair follicle, sebaceous cyst. Warm compresses 10 min/day or sitz bath for 3-5 days. Should resolve. If it persists, go to primary care doc for evaluation if you are still concerned ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have HPV gen warts & they're tiny. What can it cause later in life? I'm 23 & healthy. Will virus ever go away? I got vaccines @ 11-12 b4 sex active
Confirm diagnosis: HPV is the only cause of warts, at any age. But make sure a health professional has confirmed the diagnosis. Most self diagnosed "tiny" warts are not warts at all. HPV usually is cleared entirely by the immune system. DNA may persist, but uncommonly reactivates to cause disease or transmission to partners. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more
Life's uncertainties: The chance of it happening is 0%, which means it does not happen. Note that the chance of an airplane tire falling out of the sky and hitting you is also 0%. Life is about balance, and the only certainties are "death and taxes." When people get vaccinated and stop getting HPV infections, we hope to stop an approximately 4000 yearly American women deaths from cervical cancer. That's a lot of saves! ...Read more
No. : The two don't interact and are unrelated. ...Read more
I read in the Men’s Health that it’s wise to get the HPV vaccine as a male 26 or under. I’m going to be 27 in less than 2 months. Is it too late?
Not too late: A person can discuss with his doctor about his level of risk and whether or not the vaccine would make good sense to get. Usually, if a person is having new contacts (HPV is usually caught via physical contact of the genitals or the mouth), the vaccine is a good idea. Above age 26 years, insurance companies in the US might not pay for it (vaccine becomes a self-pay item). ...Read more
How and where do I take HPV vaccine in the u.S.? Do I need a prescription? Are there different types of vaccine?
From doctor: Your doctor can vaccinate against human papillomavirus. There have been various vaccines. Your doctor will have the latest approved version to administer. ...Read more
Recommend ages 11-26: Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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