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Can You Have Genital Warts Without Having Hpv
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
If you have genital warts will your pap smear being tested for HPV be positive because of genital warts?
Not necessarily: The strains that cause genital lesions are different from the ones that cause cervical changes. Having genital lesions does not prevent you from getting the strains that cause cervical changes. Paps are a screening test for pre-cancerous changes and as a screening test is not specific to what caused those changes. ...Read more
Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this really happens. Most important, the immune system usually suppresses or cures the virus to a point that warts and abnormal pap smears do not return and the virus cannot be transmitted to partners. So for all practical purposes the infection is gone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pap test: The combination of a Pap test (cervicovaginal cytology) and an HPV DNA test is the best way to know if you may have genital HPV. In addition, the doctor or other provider who performs these tests will alos perform a physical examination to see and feel if there are any lesions that can be identified with the naked eye. Be well. ...Read more
HPV causes warts...: Hpv (human papillomavirus) is a dna virus that infects the skin and mucus membranes (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, perianal skin, anus, mouth, throat). It is most often spread through sexual contact. Some people with hpv develop warts that are triggered by the virus. Some people can also develop precancerous and cancerous growths caused by hpv. ...Read more
See a doctor: Physical examination by a skilled healthcare provider is the best place to start to determine if you may have genital warts. The human papillomavirus (hpv) can cause warts on the penis, scrotum, anus, vulva, vagina, and cervix. These may be visible. Tests such as the pap test and hpv dna tests can also be performed in laboratories to see if hpv is present. Hope this helps. ...Read more
For some patients: It depends on the strain of the virus; some strains are more aggressive and prone to cause recurrences, while others are not. Also, the patient's immune status is very important as well. Immunocompromised states are a risk factor for recurrences of hpv-mediated disease (cervical dysplasia, genital warts). ...Read more
See your GYN Dr: Dr. Can treat them appropriately. Not a problem that you can take care of yourself. Good luck. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Of the many dozens of hpv strains, two strains are known to cause genital warts, 2 strains that are associated with cervical cancer and far more strains not associated at this time with anything. Therefore, you can have hpv with or without having genital warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are. ..: Seeing newly developed bumps of variable size and elevation with no discomfort mainly on the penis, occasionally at urethral opening, around anus, or rarely even in the throat, depending on personal sex lifestyle. At times, one may feel some burning urination since concomitant STD-urethritis by gono / chlamydia may happen. Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Person to person: The viruses that cause these specialize in sexual transmission. I'd question the story of someone with warts claiming never to have had sex, but I'm also wise enough not to argue or call them a fibber. Many people who carry these particular HPV strains don't show warts. ...Read more
Caution, Care: Genital warts/hpv are common but the recurrence after treatment is high up to 50%; this is reality. So, take caution not to spread it by using condom (not100% protection), and informing sex partners of what you got. Female partners require more vigilant pap smear for early detection of cervical cancer. Meanwhile, keep up with healthy lifestyle as the long-term care of life. Talk with experts. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
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