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Getting Rid Of Hpv
Could you tell me if someone has HPV virus but pap smear normal , what treatment is available to get rid of HPV virus ?
Time: The body is capable of clearing hpv over time. 80% of women who contract hpv will clear it within one year. 90% will have cleared hpv within 3 years. About 10% of women will require more than 3 years to clear the virus - or they never clear it. They are at greatest risk for complications due to hpv, including cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I am bleeding between periods, does this mean that my genital warts are healing and my body is successfully getting rid of HPV?
Unlikely related: Bleeding between periods is unlikely to have any relationship with your HPV status.The warts are external & either clear on their own over a couple of years or you have them removed. The bleeding reflects internal issues within your womb & may require further investigation if it continues. ...Read more
Nothing: Most people recover from hpv naturally, like recovering from other viral infections. However, if the infection persists, there are no good interventions to get rid of the virus. If you are a woman, it is very important that you have regular check ups and pap examinations. A vaccine is available to prevent common types of hpv infections. ...Read more
What to do if I have been researching HPV a lot and I'm still so stuck! can you get rid of HPV or not?
Depends: This depends on how you define having hpv. The virus has active and dormant phases. If you are discussing the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments.However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence.You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state. ...Read more
Stop smoking: We don't know the best way to help your body clear an hpv infection--aside from getting the hpv vaccine (gardasil) and not smoking. I encourage patients to eat dark green, leafy vegetables and brightly colored fruits and veggies--they are usually higher in anti-oxidant levels. Smoking definitely hinders your ability to fight an hpv infection. ...Read more
Yes: In young women at age 21, this is almost always what happens. It's just a very small percentage of woman who become chronic carriers for the virus. One of the most important factors is smoking so quit if you smoke. Eat a diet high in fresh fruits & vegetables. Usually the virus will be gone within 3 years but in many women much faster, even as quickly as 3 months. ...Read more
Can i get rid of HPV virus permanently out of my body? Is it really right that it may take some years to clear it permanently? Have it since 2013
Don't smoke: HPV DNA may persist indefinitely, but it isn't known how often this happens. Active infection usually is controlled by the immune system within a year or two, does not recur, and the virus cannot be transmitted. So for practical purposes, it is cured. There are no medications, diets, or anything else known to improve clearance. Smoking may delay clearance or increase risk of future problems. ...Read more
How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?
Good question: The body's defense systems combats infection to eradicate from the human body, a complex interaction between the host (the body) and the invading orgsnism usually is the case, in case of Herpes, the virus remains dormant, undetected by the immne system radar in some cells and some nerve roots, once body resistance wanes for a reason or another it flares up until the body fights it back ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get rid of hpv and can you enlarge the penis with out surgery .... asking for a friend?
Several questions: Can't do eitherGet a more detailed answer ›
ENT: It can likely be frozen off or biopsies for accurate diagnosis. This is best done by ENT or oral surgeon but get it evaluated. Not to panic you, it's low probability, nut high riskhpv and low risk run together and are linked to esophageal and mouth cancer. This is worse if you smoke but remember that is only a remote chance that would likely be far downstreamm. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend used to have a plantar wart. Did he have HPV and can your organism get rid of HPV on its own?
Not HPV: Plantar warts are not caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus) . Genital warts are caused by some strains of HPV. While we think that some people can clear HPV, most people that have HPV have it for life. There is now a vaccine that can be given to prevent HPV. In addition to genital warts some strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more