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Doctor insights on: Genital Hpv Infection

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Dr. Charles Sturgis Dr. Sturgis
Pathology
25 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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My friend noticed some bumps in her genitals, is this a sign of infection? What are the other symptoms of HPV infections?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it possible to have HPV with no genital warts, and no precancerous cells? Just the infection itself?

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 more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Marino Tavarez Dr. Tavarez
Family Medicine
years in practice
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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

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 more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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?

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?

Yes: HPV can be transmitted through sexual contact, without penile penetration. You may consult this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/hpv.html ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

Not related: I can't put the three issues together as a related issue. Hpv has the potential of regressing locally and resurfacing later. The other issues arise from different sources. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Can person with history of Hpv infect his partner ? Although with no genital warts ..

YES: Most cases are not just from visible warts, but from what is called an asymptomatic carrier state. HPV is an STD: CONDOMS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GO...or get tested for exposure- a PAP and viral studies will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Grieco Dr. Grieco
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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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?

Yes: There are different strains of human papilloma virus so you could give one strain to your partner and your partner could theoretically give you a different strain. You do not have to have visible warts in order to be infected or to be infectious. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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?


 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

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Can HPV infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Can HPV infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Yes it can: Hpv virus can cause vulvar, cervical, vaginal, anal and oral cancers. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can cervical cancer develop within six months after HPV infection?

Can cervical cancer develop within six months after HPV infection?

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 more

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Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What is the likelihood of an oral HPV infection leading to oral cancer?

What is the likelihood of an oral HPV infection leading to oral cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Ruden Dr. Ruden
Dentistry
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What are the chances of an oral HPV infection leading to an oral cancer?

What are the chances of an oral HPV infection leading to an oral cancer?

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 more

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Dr. EVELYN GOPEZ Dr. GOPEZ
Pathology
38 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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What's the average time and the shortest time from HPV infection to cervical cancer?

What's the average time and the shortest time from HPV infection to cervical cancer?

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 more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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?

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

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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 more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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


Infection (Definition)

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