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Doctor insights on: High Risk Hpv Infection

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Not really: Almost everyone gets genital area HPV infection from time to time, sometimes several times. The "high risk" types are among the most common and most infections cause no symptoms. Even high risk HPV types usually do not progress to cancer and most cases are never diagnosed. The immune system clears up most HPV infections over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment to make it go away any sooner. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?

Is there a difference between ascus and high risk hpv?

Yes: Ascus is an abbreviation used to classify changes to the cells of the cervix. Ascus can be reported as hpv positive or hpv negative. If it is hpv positive, then the high risk types of hpv are present and you should have a colposcopy of the cervix performed. If it is hpv negative, then you can go back to normal pap smear screening. After an ascus hpv negative, I have people return in one year. ...Read more

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Does not having high risk HPV means I do not have HIV?

Does not having high risk HPV means I do not have HIV?

Not really: Negative HPV (high risk or other types) have nothing to do with HIV. you still need to be tested for HIV if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Is not having a period normal even if u have high risk hpv?

Is not having a period normal even if u have high risk hpv?

No: Not having a period in never normal if you have the right chromosomes (xx) and you are not in menopause regardless of whatever else condition you may have. Hpv causes wart and is a risk factor for developing cervical cancer given enough time. It should not in any way affect your hormonal cycle and therefore your period. ...Read more

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I have lsil, would that come from low risk or high risk hpv?

There is a test: That is determined by the HPV hybrid test your Gynecologist should have run with the pap smear. We no longer guess about these things. ...Read more

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I just found out I have high risk hpv. What are my treatment options?

I just found out I have high risk hpv. What are my treatment options?

See below: High risk hpv may or may not casue a precancerous lesion in your cervix. You simply need following if there is an abnormal pap smear you will problably HAV eto have a biopsye. ...Read more

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How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

If you already had: it , get it treated , If you did not take protective measures besides maintaining good hygiene . Vaccination is done for young girls only , as adult population already exposed to the virus.Speak to your doctor . ...Read more

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I have high risk HPV is frequent back pain at all times of the month normal?

I have high risk HPV is frequent back pain at all times of the month normal?

Not related: Min the absence of very advanced disease, it is unlikely that your back pain is related to your back pain. ...Read more

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How likely is it to pass high risk HPV on to your baby during a vaginal delivery?

How likely is it to pass high risk HPV on to your baby during a vaginal delivery?

Extremely low : The risk is extremely low except in very rare cases. Hpv is not an issue for vaginal delivery. Having hpv does not exclude you from having a vaginal delivery and having a c section because of hpv is not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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