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Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Possibly, not always: High risk hpv infection may lead to genital warts in some people but not in all people. Some infected people have no warts and are "silent carriers" of the virus. Some people with intact immune systems can combat the viral infection and clear it without developing warts / precancer / cancer. Smokers, people with poor diets ; folks with diminished immune function are more like to develop lesions. ...Read more

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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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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Yes.: High risk strains of human papillomavirus can be spread by oral sex such as oral to genital contact. This can result in transmission of hpv from the mouth to the genitals or from the genitals to the mouth. In a fraction of people, such infections may lead over time to premalignant or even malignant changes in the genitals or the mouth / lips / tongue / throat. ...Read more

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Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can all hpv- high risk cause cancer?

Can all hpv- high risk cause cancer?

That's why the name: There are hundreds of strains of HPV. Many can trigger benign conditions in humans and are seldom given more than a passing notice. The high risk strains get that name for a reason.They have been tied to cancer, while the others have not.The percentage of each strain causing specific cancers vary in the studies available. ...Read more

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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more

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Is high risk anal hpv slow growing like cervical hpv ?

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Is high risk anal hpv slow growing like cervical hpv ?

Yes, some, but...: Some variants of HPV notably subtypes 16 and 18 has been known to be associated with cervical & anal squamous cell carcinoma. Hence, it is advisable to exercise the same diligence and vigilance for follow-up for someone with HPV infection as described and concerned. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Concern? To articles listed in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Does high risk HPV be spread in the dormant stage?

Yes.: Some people (especially men, but also some women) can be 'carriers' of hpv and not have warty lesions or precancerous changes that are visible to the eye. These 'silent carriers' may spread the human papillomavirus to sexual partners without knowing that they carry the virus. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Not particularly: Many women carry evidence of high risk HPV strains for decades without it effecting having families. If you are not in the midst of treatment for cervical cancer, the cervix/uterus will carry a pregnancy as it would otherwise & the HPV would be just a novelty. Pregnancy would not increase or decrease the risk involved. ...Read more

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How often could high risk HPV cause cervical cancer?

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How often could high risk HPV cause cervical cancer?

Here are some...: Any cancer is the ending result of lifelong making process; so is cervical cancer to which some 75% of cases are clearly associated with high-risk subtypes of HPV like 16, 18, 33, 35, 39, etc., chiefly 16 & 18. Nonetheless, always take on diligence & vigilance to get annual PAP smear under colposcopy. More on life reality? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Do genital warts lead to high risk cervical cancer. Which is the truth?

Do genital warts lead to high risk cervical cancer. Which is the truth?

Here are some...: The most practical known advice is to be diligent and vigilant to have annual PAP smear and colposcopy, which are within our control and what we can do, and I would not sit to imagine, speculate, and worry about that is beyond our control since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation for survival and growth. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Is atypical papilloma at high risk of cancer?

Is atypical papilloma at high risk of cancer?

Papilloma is a: general term for benign growth, there should be more in the diagnosis, I have never heard of atypical papilloma, get a copy of your pathology and make sure it was read by dermatopathologist ...Read more

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What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

Likely to advance: High risk hpv via colposcopy will usually mean cin iii or worse. If the abnormal pap test has not been followed up with colposcopy where the cervix is looked at microscopically please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is it true that high risk anal hpv takes same amount of time to bcome cancer as high risk cervical hpv?

Is it true that high risk anal hpv takes same amount of time to bcome cancer as high risk cervical hpv?

About the same: Probably about the same for either cervical or anal HPV. For both, cancer can develop as soon as a few months or not for 20 or more years. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

Very low: I tell my patients that we can pretty much eliminate the risk of them getting cancer from hpv if they follow-up regularly as directed with their primary doctor or ob/gyn. Hpv changes cells of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus that are detectable and treatable before cancer develops. ...Read more

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What do people do with HPV high risk serotypes?

Follow closely: Any hrhpv virus has the potential to progress to high grade dysplasia or cancer, so repeat pap smears and colposcopies are important until the pap is normal & the hpv goes away. This may happen spontaneously or as the result of a treatment like a leep. ...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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What can i do to reduce my risk of cervical cancer? Since im infected with a high risk hpv virus. Pls help, am very worried.

What can i do to reduce my risk of cervical cancer? Since im infected with a high risk hpv virus. Pls help, am very worried.

You are not alone: Women have been getting pap smears for decades before we knew the link of high risk HPV to cervical cancer. If you follow your docs recommendations for regular pap smears it can be picked up in the pre-cancer stages. If so, treatment can remove affected cells and stop it before it happens. There is no meds or special diets, just a need for you to do your follow ups. It may NEVER happen. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Relax/none needed: This result justs helps motivate you to have regular pap smears & follow ups.This gives you the chance to find & treat changes triggered by these strains before they transition to cancer.The germ has no specific treatment, like a strep throat, since it is a virus.The primary infection clears, but the potential for worrisome changes remains.However, these may never happen or take decades. ...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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Diagnosed with high-risk HPV. What does this mean? And Could this affect my bladder at all?

Diagnosed with high-risk HPV. What does this mean? And Could this affect my bladder at all?

HRHPV: Infected with one of the viruses in the human papilloma virus family that causes genital warts or cervical cancer. Most women infected with virus clear virus over time. Those who do not are at risk for cervical cancer and need regular PAP screening. Follow advice of your doc to prevent complications. There is no effect on bladder. ...Read more

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My smear came back abnormal with high risk hpv, colposcopy appointment came through what will the test look for?

My smear came back abnormal with high risk hpv, colposcopy appointment came through what will the test look for?

Whomever did: The pap test should have explained everything to you that is what we do in the us, the test islooking for abnormal ecto and endocervical cells to see if u have pre cancer or more rarely cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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I might have anal high risk hpv, how often shud i go in for to get checked for anal lumps. I went 3 months ago everything looked fine.

I might have anal high risk hpv, how often shud i go in for to get checked for anal lumps. I went 3 months ago everything looked fine.

Anal HPV: Not sure what "might have" means. Have you been diagnosed with anal warts or HPV? Was HPV testing done to determine high vs low risk? Anyway, you should follow the advice you were given by your doctor when you were examined 3 months ago. Most such patients probably should be seen every year, or maybe as soon as 6 months. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, ive been diagnosed with high risk hpv and cin1, ive had this 1 year now. Is there anything you can advise I should do to clear this? Thankyou

Continue MD exams: CIN I is the earliest stage of abnormality. If the sub types of HPV are 16, 18(high risk) then your GYN MD will need to see you frequently to make sure that this does not progress. Sometimes CIN I actually reverses itself back to normal without any treatment whatsoever. ...Read more

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My doc. Said there was noting about a type for myhpv but some abbreviations something undetermined with a note high risk hpv? What does that mean?

HPV 16 and 18: Hpv 16 and hpv 18 are two varieties of hpv that are associated with a higher risk of developing cervical cancer. A pap smear with your yearly gynocological exam is done to catch potentially cancerous changes early. Hpv or human papaloma virus can be vaccinated against with guardasil. Continue to follow-up with your doctor and be reassured that this condition is easily treatable. ...Read more

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What to do about high risk hpv?

Follow MD advice: Even high risk HPV rarely progresses to actual cancer, especially with proper medical care. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up and nothing serious will come of it. ...Read more

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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

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Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more

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Help, what to do if i might have high risk hpv?

Routine care: Strains of hpv were found in as many as 70% of women in there mid 20's prior the vaccines availability. Yearly pap smears to detect early signs of hpv related pre-cancer have been done for decades. Discuss with your pcp/obgyn. ...Read more

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