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According to the CDC, the HPV types that cause warts are not the same as the HPV types that cause cancer. So is there a test to see if someone has the cancer causing types? Particularly in the anus.

According to the CDC, the HPV types that cause warts are not the same as the HPV types that cause cancer. So is there a test to see if someone has the cancer causing types? Particularly in the anus.

HPV DNA & RNA Tests: There are (geno)types of Human Papilloma Viruses that are either low risk or high risk (type 16 & 18) for causing cancer. HPV DNA or RNA tests can distinguish the type of virus and infections before cell abnormalities are detected. However the FDA approves these tests only for women with abnormal PAP test result or for cervical cancer screening among women over 30. Check this site: www.cancer.gov. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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According to the CDC, the strand of HPV that causes anal warts doesn't cause cancer, but another website says anal warts can possibly lead to cancer. Which one is it?

According to the CDC, the strand of HPV that causes anal warts doesn't cause cancer, but another website says anal warts can possibly lead to cancer. Which one is it?

HPV types: There are over 100 different types of HPV. Some are most commonly seen in anal/perineal warts, while others are considered "high risk" for cancers at various sites. Because of the manner of spread for both the low risk and high risk types in the genital area is similar, and because co-infection with more than one type occurs, the situation can be complex and confusing. Best vaccinate/prevent expos ...Read more

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Can men be cured from hpv?

Can men be cured from hpv?

Self cure in most: Most men get over the infection on its own; however, there is no known treatment to eradicate the infection in those who have persistent infection. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm. ...Read more

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What is incidence of HPV in men?

What is incidence of HPV in men?

Will see warts : On the penis. Often times they can be very small so will ahve to be seen with magnification. I recommend the male go to a urologist for diagnosis or to rule it out. ...Read more

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Does HPV affect men sperm?

Does HPV affect men sperm?

No.: Sperm are created in the testicles and travel through the vas deferens (a tube) to ultimately exit the body at the end of the penis. The human papillomavirus does not impact sperm production or transport. It might be possible for a wart or a tumor (potentially caused by hpv) to impede ejaculation at the distal penis, thereby impeding the exit of sperm, but the sperm themselves would be the same. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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Why there is no HPV test for men?

Why there is no HPV test for men?

Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read more

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Is there no test for men for hpv?

Yes: Men can undergo an exam of the genital area with acetic preparation as well as a dna probe for evidence of hpv. Young men can also get an hpv vaccine now. ...Read more

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How bad for men is the HPV virus?

How bad for men is the HPV virus?

Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more

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Does the HPV in men prevent reproduction?

NO: Hpv is a virus that is spread by close physical (often sexual) contact. The virus can cause warts, dysplasia (pre cancer) and sometimes can cause cancer (of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, and penis). In men, hpv infection generally does not impact fertility / reproduction. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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