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Doctor insights on: Different Types Of Hpv

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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. Bernard Seif
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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 different types of HPV ?

What are the different types of HPV ?

HPV: There are hundreds of different serotypes of hpv. What matters though is whether the hpv is low risk for cancer (6, 11) or high risk for cancer (16, 18, 31, 33, 37 ...). ...Read more

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I know there is different types of HPV , but what of it's been months and no signs or symptoms.I'm getting tested regardless just need higher thoughts?

Continue exams: I would suggest to continue regular exams and paps. Research is unclear whether your immune system fights and rids virus vs lays dormant. Best approach continue with regularly scheduled exams. ...Read more

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Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Here are some ...: Any life event always displays itself at a certain spot on its course or pattern of full spectrum to reflect the host's coping ability; likewise, HPV infection does by showing no symptoms at all to full-blown cauliflower-like lesion, but not with "dermatitis" except catching superimposed skin infection by yeasts - candida, or bacteria - staph or strept, but rarely. ...Read more

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How do doctors detect different types of cancers caused by hpv?

How do doctors detect different types of cancers caused by hpv?

Pap test...: High risk strains of hpv (human papilloma virus) can infect many body sites including the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, lips, oral lining, tongue and tonsils. The virus can cause warts, dysplasias (pre cancers) and cancers. The most common test to detect precancers is the pap test. Anal pap tests can also be performed. If lesions are present, these can be biopsied. ...Read more

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I received the results of HPV typing and I'm positive for LR57/71, HR 56, HR 66/68. Is there a cure? Does it go away?

Follow doc's advice: Almost all HPV infections are cleared by the immune system, usually 1-2 yr. Viral DNA may persist with chance of later recurrence, but for practical purposes the infection is gone. More important than HPV itself is whether you have dysplasia (pre-cancer cells) of the cervix or other infected area. Even high-risk HPV rarely leads to actual cancer. Follow doc's advice about treatment and follow-up. ...Read more

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I received the results of HPV viral typing and I'm positive for HPV LR57/71 HPV HR 56 HPV HR 66/68 Is there anything I can do to stop HPV.And partner?

HPV: HPV 56,66/68 are high risk strains for cervical cancer, using a female condom would prevent skin contact and spread of HPV, also using Microbicides A 2005 review article suggested that several inexpensive chemicals might serve to block HPV transmission if applied to the genitals prior to sexual contact. Carrageenan which is a sexual lubricant brand may prevent spread of HPV ...Read more

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What do doctors do to detect differant types of cancers caused by hpv?

What do doctors do to detect differant types of cancers caused by hpv?

A number of things: Tests for HPV DNA are being done on routine pap smears more and more often and are beginning to replace cytology (looking at cells). If you are asking about when the patient already has cancer, the tumor itself can be tested for the presence of HPV by many methods. An antibody called "p16" is commonly used as well as a method called "in-situ hybridization." ...Read more

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How and where do I take HPV vaccine in the u.S.? Do I need a prescription? Are there different types of vaccine?

How and where do I take HPV vaccine in the u.S.? Do I need a prescription? Are there different types of vaccine?

From doctor: Your doctor can vaccinate against human papillomavirus. There have been various vaccines. Your doctor will have the latest approved version to administer. ...Read more