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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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If some warts caused by HPV are so small you can't see them, how can I be sure they are gone?

If some warts caused by HPV are so small you can't see them, how can I be sure they are gone?

Doesn't matter: Once you acquire these you can carry the germ in your tissues indefinitely and pass them to a partner with or without visible lesions. With the help of therapy and your immune system most clear the primary infection within 2 years and don't notice a recurrence, but it can. ...Read more

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What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common? I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.

Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common?  I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.

HPV: Don't worry, you will be fine. You are describing the human condition. We are exposed to pathogens on a daily basis, including during sexual activity. HPV is the most commonly spread STD in the US but only certain strains cause cancer and our immune system can handle many of them. Get screened by your dentist/MD and get your PAP by your OB/GYN, your age indicates its time. Stay calm. ...Read more

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Are there any other cause for wart formation other than hpv?

Are there any other cause for wart formation other than hpv?

Warts & HPV: Warts are caused by an infection with a virus called human papilloma virus (hpv). There are a number of different subtypes of hpv, and the different types are associated with different types of warts. For example, common warts that we get on our hands are caused by one hpv subtype while genital warts are assocaited with other hpv subtypes. ...Read more

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Is HPV that causes abnormal cell changes the same HPV that causes gentian warts?

Is HPV that causes abnormal cell changes the same HPV that causes gentian warts?

Yes and no: There are a couple of hundred subtypes of hpv. Some types cause warts and some cause cancer or pre cancerous cells of the cervix. ...Read more

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Can eating raw garlic everyday help fight against a HPV infection that causes warts????

Can eating raw garlic everyday help fight against a HPV infection that causes warts????

No,: Garlic is not going to help HPV infection. You should get vaccinated against HPV to prevent genital warts and cervical cancer.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What else does HPV cause to the body apart from warts and cancer? Does it assist to worsen other diseases if any? Will it ever attack the body?

What else does HPV cause to the body apart from warts and cancer? Does it assist to worsen other diseases if any? Will it ever attack the body?

Only warts, cancer: HPV doesn't cause any health problems other than warts and cancer. Cancer is the main serious problem. HPV doesn't worsen any other diseases or "attack the body" other than warts or cancer. Having HPV is normal: it happens to almost every human being who has sex. If you see any genital area bumps, warts, etc see your doctor; and have regular pap smears. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is HPV genital wart caused from ?and how to cure it ?

Prevention Is Key: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes genital warts, is sexually transmitted. Over 40 types infect the genital tract; over 14 have high risk for development of cancer. Treatment of warts includes cryotherapy, chemical destruction; however cancer risk may remain. Vaccine (age 11-26 yrs) prevents certain high risk strains; most effective if given before sexual debut. Condom use can prevent all strains. ...Read more

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If you have cervical dysplasia caused by hpv, how likely is it for you to get warts?

Slight increase risk: Having any strain of the hpv viruses will put you at an increased risk of getting hpv warts or genital warts. The overall prevalence has been reported to be 1%, but the prevalence is thought to be increasing and may be as high as 4-5%. ...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 long does warts on the genitals caused by HPV take to go away after they have been froze. Its a week since i had them froze & they are still here?

Usually takes severa: Usually it requires several treatments. Best results from combining several different types of treatment together. Treatment for months or years can occur. Dermatologists usually have most experience with this. ...Read more

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I have had anorectal warts causes by hpv almost two years ago. Im getting them removed this week with a leep. Is this method effective with a 30% recc?

Can help: The HPV family of viruses have the ability to hibernate in your tissue and return to a symptomatic phase at some point in the future. Whether you burn/freeze or cut the warts off, there may be virus hiding at other locations that will emerge in the future. It may also be one & done, since some do not experience recurrence. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would non genital warts HPV cause symptoms?

Not usually: Warts are usually pain and symptom free.

However, they can be irritated by scratching or rubbing and, thus, be annoying.

Removing them is usually very simple. Local anesthesia and either excision or coagulation will remove them
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Be well. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Do HPV oral warts cause pain or burning tongue?

Do HPV oral warts cause pain or burning tongue?

They can: Yes they can. There's not much you can do about it either, unfortunately. ...Read more

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Can the warts on my anus cause by HPV spread to my penis?

Can the warts on my anus cause by HPV spread to my penis?

Yes it can: But more important is that we are seeing an increase incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus secondary to hpv and warts. Get the warts removed and get regular exams of that area with a colon and rectal surgeon to check for development of anal carcinoma. ...Read more

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What symptoms does HPV cause other than warts ? I have a tight chest sometimes

Doubt it's related: I can see where anxiety related to an hpv diagnosis could produce some chest tightness.But that's as close as it gets.Hpv is similar to weeds in your lawn.It grows where the virus starts & doesn't go further unless it seeds another surface. It does not enter your blood like a flu or move through your body.It's symptoms arise from the physical changes at the location it infects. ...Read more

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I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

Not skin tag: Hpv, or human papilloma virus, causes warts, including common warts and genital warts. These are different from skin tags. A skin tag is generally a flap of skin or similar, while a wart is flat. Because warts contain virus, they can be infectious. To be sure, see your provider. ...Read more

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Can getting cervicitis from contraceptive (Today Sponge) worsen HPV (low risk) conditions or cause warts?

No: Both of those conditions are caused by Human Papilloma Virus which is sexually transmitted. Spread can be reduced by the use of condoms. Additionally you can get immunized with Gardisil, which can prevent genital warts and certain HPV strains associated with some cervical cancers. ...Read more

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I have HPV gen warts & they're tiny. What can it cause later in life? I'm 23 & healthy. Will virus ever go away? I got vaccines @ 11-12 b4 sex active

Confirm diagnosis: HPV is the only cause of warts, at any age. But make sure a health professional has confirmed the diagnosis. Most self diagnosed "tiny" warts are not warts at all. HPV usually is cleared entirely by the immune system. DNA may persist, but uncommonly reactivates to cause disease or transmission to partners. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Not really: Once you've met a particular strain of HPV, it's yours for life. Warts may come and go. Anything you read about "strengthening your immune system to fight HPV" is by crooks. Warts are best removed by your physician. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address genital warts caused by hpv?

What's a good way to address genital warts caused by hpv?

See your GYN Dr: Dr. Can treat them appropriately. Not a problem that you can take care of yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the HPV that causes genital warts ever go away for good?

Here are some ...: Once contracting HPV, this virus will stay with us forever, but doesn't mean you'll develop visible warts. However, if you're within the recommended age, i.e., ...Read more

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Can touching a skin wart and then touching the genitals cause hpv?

Can touching a skin wart and then touching the genitals cause hpv?

Genital warts: Warts are caused by strains of the HPV, but skin warts are caused by a different strain than genital warts. Touching a wart on a regular skin surface does not spread it to your genital skin. HPV is a family of dozens of different strains, some producing various types of warts but most that do not. Each strain is very specific to where it is found. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there other causes of genital warts besides hpv?

Can you tell me, are there other causes of genital warts besides hpv?

No: The human papillomavirus (hpv) causes genital warts. There are more than 40 different strains of hpv. Typically spread by sexual contact. The good news is that they are usually treatable (either with medication or surgery)...But may recur...See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hpv burn on contact and caused a line of red skin with little warts in them?

Koebner Phenomenon: Plantar warts transmitted from swimming pools due to the rough surfaces abrading the skin of the feet
periungual warts in patients who bite their finger nails
shaving spreads warts over the beard area or legs
new warts may develop along the sites of trauma, this is known as the koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more