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Hpv does it go away?

Hpv does it go away?

No: Hpv can be in your skin and there is no visible wart. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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How does HPV go away?

How does HPV go away?

Often spontaneously: Human papillomavirus - hpv - isnow very common among young adults in the usa, with over 100 different sub-types known. In many persons, it spontaneously disappears entirely. In some, it persists and can lead to dysplasia (abnormal cells) or cancer. Other sub-types are associated with warts. A health care professional can provide treatment that can help specific lesions resolve. ...Read more

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Will HPV ever go away?

Many actually do go: Many young/healthy teens/adult contract the hpvs but some have the natural ability to clear them over time. The exact percentage is unknown and we don't have a way to determine who can and who cannot clear the infections. We just know many persist with the infection and causes diseases such as cervical cancers, genital/anal warts etc. Best is to prevent them--vaccines, protection/condom. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does HPV ever go away?

Does HPV ever go away?

Might, however: The HPV represent a family of dozens of virus strains that have a pattern of staying within an infected host forever. For some that have easily recognized features like the warts, it is obvious when they become inactive. (disappear) However, they also may reappear years later. Some strains may never come out of their hiding places, but I always assume they could. Some probably never do. ...Read more

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Can HPV go away on its own?

Can HPV go away on its own?

Yes and no: The primary infection will usually clear in those with a normal immune system within 2 years. However, the HPV family of virus strains is well known for hibernating in your system for decades. The cancers associated with many strains are not part of the initial infection but may show up years or decades later. Knowing you have had it can motivate you to have you pap smears done on schedule. ...Read more

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Does HPV go away over time?

Does HPV go away over time?

Maybe: Hpv is human pappiloma virus. It causes visible warts and times non-visible warts. Hpv is a known cause of cervical cancer and other cancers. As the body recognizes the virus, one could become devoid of the warts. They usually persist at some level or stage. If young, make sure you are vaccinated, both male and female. Practice safe sex. Get gyn checks and pap smears as per guidelines. ...Read more

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Can HPV ever go away for good.

Can HPV ever go away for good.

Yes: Some women eventually clear their hpv infection. ...Read more

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How can I make HPV go away faster?

How can I make HPV go away faster?

Sorry, you can't: There are effective treatments for genital warts, cervical dyspasia, or other HPV abnormalities and may speed clearing of HPV itself. Smoking contributes to persistent HPV and stopping tobacco may help the immune system clear it faster. But that's about all. There are no other treatments, diet, lifestyle, or anything else known to help. Happily most HPV infections clear up within 1-2 years. ...Read more

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I have hpv 16 does it ever go away?

Sometimes: There is no specific treatment but some infections spontaneously go away. But don't rely on this. Instead get PAP smears every year as 16 and 18 have a high risk for cervical cancer. And keep yourself healthy with good habits. ...Read more

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If I'm a HPV carrier doese it ever go away?

If I'm a HPV carrier doese it ever go away?

Probably.: We've learned a lot about hpv in the past 25 years. Most people who have it clear it completely from their system so that it's undetectable for life by even research techniques. There are a few who do hang onto it in hiding, undetectable until it comes back out later in life. Others stay testing positive for life. These are the people considered chronic carriers. ...Read more

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Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Two issues: First, am not sure that your assumption that hpv clears more readily in men than women is necessarily correct, but assuming for the sake of argument that it is, it may be related to hormonal influences, and to the fact that detection in women may require invasive examination. ...Read more

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How to help HPV go away faster within 2years?

Treatment: You would need treatment for resolution. Several choices are available depending on the lesions present. ...Read more

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How do you treat hpv? And does it completely go away?

How do you treat hpv? And does it completely go away?

HPV can be treated: Hpv is so common that 70-80% of young women have or have had hpv. Most of the time it causes no long-term problem and the immune system will get rid of it in most people, as with any virus. There is debate about whether or not it can return, or do you just get a different "strain". If a wart is present, topical application of acid by a doctor or prescription medication for home use can help. ...Read more

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If I have HPV no matter what kind and im a carrier does that go away?

If I have HPV no matter what kind and im a carrier does that go away?

HPV: No, not necessarily. Not all hpv is cleared. Women between 20 & 30 have a better chance of clearing hpv then women 30-40. ...Read more

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I came out positive with HPV sadly. Does it go away on its own? What is it?

HPV: This is a virus which causes warts. Some strains are prone to induce cervical cancer and you should be checked frequently by your gynecologist to make sure that changes are not present. Get gardasil, the hpv vaccine, and also get yourself checked to make sure you don't have any other stds. Be careful and have only protected sex, it is dangerous out there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I read that HPV may go away on it's own, if it does are you still consider contigois?

I read that HPV may go away on it's own, if it does are you still consider contigois?

Might, however: The HPV represent a family of dozens of virus strains that have a pattern of staying within an infected host forever. For some that have easily recognized features like the warts, it is obvious when they become inactive. (disappear) However, they also may reappear years later. Some strains may never come out of their hiding places, but I always assume they could. Some probably never do. ...Read more

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What exactly is HPV SLIL, and should I be scared? ...can and will it go away or is it lifelong?

Abnormal Pap smears: I think you mean LSIL which is Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion. The HPV virus is the most common cause of this abnormal pap finding. LSIL can go away on its own, but must be followed closely to be sure it does not progress toward cervical cancer. Colposcopy is usually used for follow up to the initial pap. Usually continue annual paps if it goes away. ...Read more

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My husband has HPV and I have low grade hpv...what now? ...will it go away on his part and mine? ...

My husband has HPV and I have low grade hpv...what now? ...will it go away on his part and mine? ...

Follow up: About 80% of people with a new HPV infection will clear the infection by one year and 90% by three years. Once diagnosed with HPV it is important to continue the follow up until the HPV infection is gone because some people will develop dysplasia which could progress to cancer if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have mild displasica. And I'm taking HPV shots. Is there anything else I can take or do that might help it go away?

I have mild displasica. And I'm taking HPV shots. Is there anything else I can take or do that might help it go away?

Don't smoke: At age 20, you should not have had a pap smear. Guidelines are to start testing at age 21. The hpv shot will not have any impact on the hpv you already have. Your current dysplasia will most likely go away by itself. But if you'd like to increase the chance even more, stay away from cigarette smoke and eat a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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If HPV isn't activated yet, can it go away before it is? Or does it need to be activated in order to "leave your body"?

Activated?: What you're describing isn't a way that doctors talk or think about hpv. What do you mean by "activated". Most hpv does leave the body within 3 years. Just a small percentage of infected people become chronic carriers. I'm not sure what "activated" has to do with it at all. I'm a specialist in hpv disease so would have heard the term if it meant anything medically in this context. ...Read more

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Hi! Almost 3 months ago I got an HPV shot and a hard knot formed and won't go away. Is this normal, and if not what should I do?

Injection: This sometimes happens after an injection due usually to irritation caused by the. Material that actually carries the vaccine. It will probably disappear but I have seen it present for months. It will not cause you any harm so just ignore it! ...Read more

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Can HPV be passed by kissing? Or a male giving oral for a female? If yes can HPV go away on its own?

HPV: Yes to all of your questions. Hpv does clear on it's own (with your body's help and immune system) about 70% of the time.

And please get the gardisil hpv vaccine! ...Read more

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Confused? I have read from many different sources and some claim that hpv goes away in 2-3years and others say that it won't go away. What is the truth?

Confused? I have read from many different sources and some claim that hpv goes away in 2-3years and others say that it won't go away. What is the truth?

Might, however: The HPV represent a family of dozens of virus strains that have a pattern of staying within an infected host forever. For some that have easily recognized features like the warts, it is obvious when they become inactive. (disappear) However, they also may reappear years later. Some strains may never come out of their hiding places, but I always assume they could. Some probably never do. ...Read more

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Can HPV ever go away? Is there a treatment?

Yes and no: Many (most? All?) HPV infections persist indefinitely, in that HPV DNA remains in cells in the previously infected area. However, the immune system usually controls the infection to a point that the DNA cannot be detected, actual disease (e.g., warts, abnormal pap smear) do not return, and the virus can't be transmitted to partners. So for practical purposes, it's cured and gone. ...Read more

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Is HPV curable? Isn't there any kind of medication or cream to make HPV go away? Can it be cured for good? .

HPV: Hpv can be treated but not cured. You should not use over the counter medications to treat hpv warts. Your physician can apply a chemical in the officer setting. ...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 have mild dysplacia and I've been taking HPV shots. I have one more to go. Is there anything I can drink or eat to help it go away?

Boost Immunity: Young women like you almost always get rid of cervical dysplasia on their own. That is why it is no longer recommended by the asccp to start pap smear screening until age 21.
Your own immune system will cure this problem no matter what you eat or drink, but a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep are a good idea for anyone, including you. ...Read more