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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 does mild precancerous mean? I'd it dangerous? Got my HPV tests results. A bit worried.

 What does mild precancerous mean? I'd it dangerous? Got my HPV tests results. A bit worried.

See your gynecologis: Are you referring to cells on your cervix? Having HPV puts you at risk for cancer, but regular check ups with your gynecologist can find precancerous and treat the precancer. Go see your gynecologist ...Read more

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What is worse and more dangerous, herpes or HPV? And why?

What is worse and more dangerous, herpes or HPV? And why?

HMMM: Depends on your perspective. Herpes is usually more painful when you get an outbreak, but HPV can cause cancer and or genital warts that can be so extensive that you have to undergo extensive laser surgery that can leave you permanently scarred. Cancer of course can result in needing painful surgeries, biopsies, and death. So they both are pretty bad. HPV at least has a vaccine available. ...Read more

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Could warts be a sign of the dangerous HPV virus?

Could warts be a sign of the dangerous HPV virus?

There are a large #: Of different human papilloma viruses that cause warts on different areas of the body. Only some of the types are associated w cervical cancer. ...Read more

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If I have CIN 1- cell changes - does it mean I have the dangerous types of HPV that cause cancer?

Not necessarily: Your pap smear should also come with hpv typing to make that determination. Cin i is a very early change in the cervix and may or may not be a dangerous hpv type. ...Read more

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If I have CIN 1 on pap test- does that mean i got the dangerous HPV type? Does that mean precancerous cells? Thanks

If I have CIN 1 on pap test- does that mean i got the dangerous HPV type? Does that mean precancerous  cells? Thanks

Pap Smears: This question no longer needs us to speculate. Any good physician doing a pap in america today would be including the dna hybrid test to see if you have a strain of the cancer causing hpv viruses. The skin changes classified by cin 1, 2 or above are one part of the test. The dna hpv hybrid results are the other. I would ask your gynecologist what the hybrid test showed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of the HPV vaccine? The HPV vaccine has been in the news a lot. Are there any dangers associated with getting the vaccine? .

Hello. : Hello. The majority of people don’t have side effects to hpv vaccinations. More common side effects can include: pain, redness or swelling in the area of the injection; muscle pain; headache; fever; nausea; dizziness; diarrhea and fatigue. Less common side effects can include: insomnia, vomiting, cough, congestion of nose, joint pain and malaise. Rare but dangerous side effects can include: a high fever; an allergic reaction (swelling, rash, itching, shortness of breath) or guillain-barré syndrome which can cause weakness, tingling sensation and paralysis. Headaches, seizures, blood clots & bronchospasm have also been reported. ...Read more

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