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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

Very low: I tell my patients that we can pretty much eliminate the risk of them getting cancer from hpv if they follow-up regularly as directed with their primary doctor or ob/gyn. Hpv changes cells of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus that are detectable and treatable before cancer develops. ...Read more

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I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?

I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?

Take heart.: Hpv infection is common, but only a few subtypes progress to cancer. There is also a long lead time from infection to cervical cancer, so active surveillance with pap smears and colposcopy can significantly reduce the chance of developing advanced disease. This is an important public health concern, but if you are proactive, practice safe sex, & do not let anxiety consume you, you'll be just fine. ...Read more

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Does removing uterus eliminates HPV from my body?? Tested positive HPV16 & others. Don't want to do all follow ups and worry about cervical cancer.

Does removing uterus eliminates HPV from my body?? Tested positive HPV16 & others. Don't want to do all follow ups and worry about cervical cancer.

No: A hysterectomy doesn't eliminate the HPV virus. It can still live in the Vagina and area around the vagina. Even though there is no antibiotic to get rid of it, the immune system of most women will clear it in a few years. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My pap smear came bback abnormal. It was positive for hpv. I also had a colposcopy done and my doctor said there were a lot of abnormalties, what could be my results? Is there a good chance I have cervical cancer?

My pap smear came bback abnormal. It was positive for hpv. I also had a colposcopy done and my doctor said there were a lot of abnormalties, what could be my results?  Is there a good chance I have cervical cancer?

Check with Dr.: The reason for doing pap smears with hpv is to prevent cervical cancer. Oftentimes they can find it early enough that it can be destroyed locally. It's hard to tell exactly what your abnormalities are. Follow-up with your doctor and you should be able to find out the specifics of these abnormalities. This is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Positive test of HPV genital. Does removing uterus now eliminates the disease once & for all? I don't want to wait till cervical cancer shows up

 Positive test of HPV genital. Does removing uterus now eliminates the disease once & for all? I don't want to wait till cervical cancer shows up

See my remark: Genital HPV is treatable! See your gynecologist,if you don"t have one seek advice from your local health dept.Bahrain has good local and foreign doctors. Imagine if we do preventive hysterectomies for all those with HPV ,we'd be very busy doing unnecessary surgeries ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

By infecting cervix: The human papilloma virus (hpv) inserts its dna into the human host's cervical cell's dna. It uses the growth factors from the human to reproduce itself. If this gets out of control it becomes cancer. It is more complicated, but that's it in a nutshell. Of course we are still seeking more knowledge and understanding to end cancer as we know it. We are making good progress with cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more