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Doctor insights on: Can Hpv Vaccine Cause Warts

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Regarding genital warts, is it impossible to get them if you've had the HPV vaccine?

Regarding genital warts, is it impossible to get them if you've had the HPV vaccine?

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.

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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?

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

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Is the quadrivalent HPV vaccine effective even if the person has genital warts already?

Is the quadrivalent HPV vaccine effective even if the person has genital warts already?

HPV: Yes. The genital warts are from type 9 and type 11. The vaccine will protect you from type 16 and 18, that are related to cervical cancer.

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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

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

Yes: If you get the 4 strain vaccine & have not been infected by the other three strains, the vaccine can benefit you in building your immune protection from those strains.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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.

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Can HPV Vaccine cause paralysis?

Can HPV Vaccine cause paralysis?

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!

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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.

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Is HPV vaccine good or bad?

It is a good thing.: It is one more thing that can assist in protecting health.

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Most people: It is currently approved and recommended for men and women ages 9-26. The chances of catching hpv the first time you have sex is almost 50% if your partner is not a virgin so it's best to get the hpv vaccine before you become sexually active.

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Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

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.

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Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

YES!: Yes, of course! The vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well.

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


Hpv Vaccine (Definition)

Hpv vaccine is given to boys and girls from 9 years age to 26 years age to prevent infection with 2 types of hpv that causes 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts it is given in series of three shots, 2nd after 2 months of first and 3rd four ...Read more