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Does Hpv Cause An Odor
Can HPV cause a bad smelling odor in the vagina? If not what else could be contributing to bad smells?
No: Hpv doesn't cause a bad odor. But there may be a different bacterial infection or trichamonas. Retained tampons also can cause a very foul odor. Examination is a good idea.
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
What other primary symptoms might be seen in 19yo white fem who has HPV that has caused genital warts/vaginal, flat& raised w/sour vag odor? Advice?
Very few symptoms: Small genital warts have few symptoms, so many women don't even know they have them, unless the warts are on the outside and the women can see or feel them. Warts on the outside (vulva) can itch sometimes. Warts in the vaginal and on the cervix are unknown to the women unless the warts are bigger and/or get irritated by sex. Warts shouldn't cause an odor, so an odor may be due to other reasons.
I had HPV an pre cancer cells ive hadn't a period this month but last month I did. I'm now having a brown discharge sith foul odor?
Get seen now: Please get with your gynecologist. Don't delay.
I have a pale yellow vaginal discharge with no odor. I am negative for stds, I haven't gotten tested for HPV yet. I recently started taking topamax (topiramate)?
I believe my 19yo gf has HPV presenting w pronounced genital warts and a strong vaginal odor, what type of physician (s) should appts be made with?
HPV is a virus.: Genital human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States (U.S.) may have hpv at some time in their lives. There are more than 40 types of hpv that are passed on through sexual contact. These types can infect the genital areas of men and women, including the skin on and around the penis or anus. They can also infect the mouth and throat.See 1 more doctor answer
Warts, cancer: There are many strains of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, while others cause cervical cancer. There has also been significant increase in young men and women developing throat and tongue cancers from HPV exposure through oral sex. That is why we are pushing for all young men and women to get the HPV vaccine.See 1 more doctor answer
Virus: Human papillomavirus is a family of over 100 viruses. They mainly cause warts. In women they are the major cause of cervical cancer. In men they are the major cause of scrotal, penile and anal cancer. They also cause a fatal respiratory disease in newborns. It is caught and passed on inn various ways. The genital form obviously as std.See 1 more doctor answer
HPV is a virus: Hpv is human papilloma virus that can be transmitted during sex. The virus causes pre cancerous conditions of the cervix, vagina, or vulva. Over time, if not treated, these skin changes can develop into cervical or vaginal or vulvar cancer. Many people have hpv but have no symptoms. As of right now there is no medicine to get rid of hpv once it is there.See 1 more doctor answer
HPV is in all of us: Hpv is transmitted skin to skin and semen to skin. It is thought that americans are exposed to one of the numerous strains of this virus by the time we are 26. There is a vaccine to prevent the four strains of hpv that can cause cancer 95% of the time. This is known as gardisil. There is some evidence that gardisil also provides some protection against other hpv strains.
Causes of hpv? What causes hpv? What are symptoms and how would I know if it is something I should be worried about?
Sex: 80% of sexually active women have been exposed to hpv. Appropriate concern should come in the form of routine gynecologic screening, such as your annual exam and pap smear when indicated. Most people with hpv disease have no symptoms unless it progresses to cause cervical or vulvar lesions such as cancer.
I've had abnormal cells after smears for 6 years. Can this be caused by anything other than the hpv? I've just been tested for HPV but worrying
HPV and PAPs: Hpv is usually the commonest cause for abnormal pap tests. Fortunately we are able to check for hpv relatively easily. I would wait for the results of the testing and have your physician review these with you in light of the abnormal cells that were found. Most healthy women are usually also able to clear hpv infections with no issues. Hope that this was helpfull.
Should I get tested for HPV even if I don't have symptoms? It very rarely causes anything bad so getting diagnosed might cause more worry than its worth
Excellent point: Over 90% of people worldwide carry HPV so you could consider this "normal". Adding the stress of testing and positive results for a virus this common may add undue stress to people for no particular gain. Self examination of the genitals is probably more important. If warts or skin discolorations occur, that is when testing for high risk strains of HPV may be helpful.
No.: When present, hpv infects the lining of the vagina and cervix. Hpv does not impact the ovaries or the lining of the uterus (parts of the female genital tract involved in menstruation). Hpv can cause warts, premalignant changes and in some instances malignancies of the cervix, vagina, and skin around the pelvis / anus, but having hpv generally does not impact menstruation.