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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
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
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