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Genital Hpv Infection
My friend noticed some bumps in her genitals, is this a sign of infection? What are the other symptoms of HPV infections?
Many asymptomatic: Many people with genital hpv infections are completely asymptomatic. Genital warts may appear as flat lesions, small cauliflower-like bumps or tiny bud-like protrusions. In women, genital warts appear most commonly on the vulva but may occur near the anus, on the cervix or in the vagina. If someone is concerned that she/he could have hpv, then i recommend a visit to a health clinic or doctor. ...Read more
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
Are oral HPV infections rare?Less common than genital?I'm in monogamous marriage.Was hpv+ before hyst for benign reasons.Told I don't need to worry?
HPV: Oral HPV is common. The same types of HPV that infect genital areas can infect the mouth and throat. HPV in the mouth and throat is called “oral HPV.” Some types of oral HPV can cause cancers of the head and neck area. Other types of oral HPV can cause warts in the mouth or throat. In most cases, HPV infections of all types go away before causing clinical problems. ...Read more
Is it possible to have HPV with no genital warts, and no precancerous cells? Just the infection itself?
Certainly: Of the dozens of strains in the HPV family only 2 are known to be associated with warts so far.There are at least 7 associated with cervical cancer & you can carry (& pass) these for decades before you develop precancerous cells.That is why it is important to maintain regular Gyn follow up and get pap smears done.These can identify cell changes early, before they turn cancerous & can be removed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?
Delayed treatment: Most genital wart cases remain mild, with small and relatively few warts. There are no known reasons why some progress to giant warts; it's random. Anyway, it is prevented by treating warts when still small. There is no reason to suspect your sex partner(s) would get anything other than an average, mild infection. Once treated and warts gone, you won't be infectious anyway. (OCD? Sounds possible.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test
HPV is not: directly associated with vaginal discharge, but is associated with chronic cervical inflammation, cervical cancer and Sexually Transmitted Infections/STI. May times HPV positive women have NO symptoms - which is why it is so important to get SCREENED in your 20's. The only way to diagnose an active INFECTION is with clinical exam and CULTURES. See your GYN provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a woman is infected with hpv type 6 and has 2 genital warts can the infection be passed on to a man if he only used his fingers?
I have hpv(genital warts) that have persisted. I now have a canker sore for the last approx. A week. I have a bacterial throat infection to, related?
Is it possible to infect the partner who gave me HPV with genital warts, if I have them and she doesn't show any visible signs of having them?
Is it possible for genital wart causing HPV to infect a new host via washed and dried underwear previously worn by someone with active warts?
Very unlikely...: For viral particles to gain access to body surface, there should be a compatible surface with cells and environment for the virus to harbor and replicate. So, the circumstance your described should pose almost zero odd to contract the virus. If contracted, personal humoral immune defense will try to fend off such invasion. All in all, for average healthy person, one should be okay to survive... ...Read more
I had oral sex With my husband from 3years ago he had genital wart dose i get oral hpv ,it possible infect my family through eating same dish saliva?
Unpredictable.: One won't know she has oral HPV in the mouth or throat unless there's an abnormal spot or lump. Tiny spots of HPV would not be noticed by the person. Some strains of HPV don't cause big problems. One should get vaccinated against the bad strains of HPV (Gardasil-9 vaccine), to help prevent ano-genital infections. In real life, sharing food or water is fine, but maybe not chewing for somebody else. ...Read more
Not likely: Most people who get hpv infection are able to eliminate the virus and do not have long lasting issues. The minority in whom it becomes part of the cells, usually take years to develop cancer. However, it is important to follow regular screening to monitor the changes in cells before these become cancerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Summary: The leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer is from HPV, a very small number of oral cavity cancers also occur from HPV. Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated by oral surgeon or ENT doc. For more information: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High risk: The number of head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (hpv) has increased sharply over the past two decades, and the virus now accounts for more cancers than tobacco or alcohol, a new study finds. The study found that the rate of hpv-related oral cancer rose from 0.8 cases per 100, 000 people in the 1980s to 2.6 cases per 100, 000 people in the 2000s —. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Between 10-20 years.: Hpv infection per se does not mean that one will develop cervical cancer. It depends upon the type of hpv infection. Types 16 and 18 are high risk hpv that can develop into cervical cancer. Befpre cancer develops, the cervix goes into stages of dysplasia.(mild, moderste, severe, in-situ cancer, that can be detected in regular pap smears and can be treated to prevent its progression to cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Dr should I be more worried if pap smear result showing endocervica cells present and HPV infection but it didn't mention the type?
Here are some ...: It's most logical and beneficial for you to bring this Q to your Gyn-doc for better collaboration and counseling for the present and future. Generally speaking, all you can and should do is having PAP smear more diligently and vigilantly than the average women so to observe: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation with no looking-back. Best wish... ...Read more
If I do have HPV infection and my gf uses microbicides during the sex intercourse does it protects her against the HPV infection ? Thanks
NO. HPV is: cured by removal of lesions or vaccine. ...Read more
Had protected vaginal sex with a csw 11 weeks ago. I have no symptoms of anything but want to know chance of HPV infection from this one act ?
No exact "risk %"...: Sorry to say, but it isn't possible to tell you the exact "risk" - especially not knowing if the partner had HPV. If you engage in "higher risk" sexual activities then you will have an elevated risk of STD's. Are you still within the age range to get the HPV vaccine? May be worth considering. Take care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more