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Can you get HPV from a contaminated surgical instrument?

Can you get HPV from a contaminated surgical instrument?

Very Unlikely: We don't know the exact answer to your question, but i would say you are not at risk of getting hpv from an instrument used in surgery. The only exception i can think of is a vaginal retractor that was in contact with active hpv infection (warts) and then that retractor immediately coming in contact with you--contact with your hands probably would not put you at risk of getting hpv. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?

During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn  used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?

Get second opinion: this story sounds incorrect. tubal ligation done properly is a very easy procedure and it is unusual that mistakes are made like this. the consequences of mistakes, like unintended pregnancy make doctors pretty careful about this stuff. get the operative report and review it with another gyn surgeon to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Can i get vaginal rejuvenation surgery if I have hpv?

HPV and surgery: Having hpv does not prevent you from having surgical procedures 'down under'. You should mention this to whomever you select as your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!

Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through?  What needs to be done? Surgery?!

None: at this time there is no treatment to rid a person of the HPV virus,. That is why we are vaccinating young men and women against the most common cancer causing strains of the virus men who are positive should use a condom to prevent spread of the virus ...Read more

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Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Not really: Once you've met a particular strain of HPV, it's yours for life. Warts may come and go. Anything you read about "strengthening your immune system to fight HPV" is by crooks. Warts are best removed by your physician. ...Read more

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Will i contract HPV by having protected sex with a girl who had precancerous cervical surgery? Should i forego sex to protect future partners?

See below: It is unlikely that this encounter exposed you to hpv at any greater risk than before. Unless you were treated with Gardasil before you started having any sex, it is possible that you have already been exposed to the hpv virus. Talk to your personal physician to discuss further concerns. ...Read more

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Hpv transmission after laser surgery? should I be worried? im a male and I had the warts removed, new partner and I don't want to hurt her. thank

Hpv transmission after laser surgery?
should I be worried? im a male and I had the warts removed, new partner and I don't want to hurt her. thank

Use condoms: You can remove the obvious warts with laser/freeze them or burn them with various chemicals. They can also disappear on their own in time. However, this family of viruses is capable of returning anytime and can shed without obvious warts. Condoms can help prevent transmission but is not 100%.It is possible you will never shed virus or have recurrence, but this germ may be with you for life. ...Read more

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Is HPV cervical dsyplasia considers a high risk or low risk once the person had the surgery done.

Is HPV cervical dsyplasia considers a high risk or low risk once the person had the surgery done.

Cervical dysplasia: Is always high risk need close monitoring , regardless cause , if it is due to hpv , must be eradicated from body ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ low grade HPV & had cone of cervix removed. Recently had sex w/ bf who gave me the HPV. Should I be worried its back & will need surgery?

Here are some ...: All women with HPV infection or exposed to HPV or with the condition as described should have PAP more diligently and vigilantly than the average ones. More doubt? Seek professional counseling... ...Read more