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High Risk Types Of Hpv
Going for a laparoscopic surgery on my right ovary (cyst) but also have a high risk HPV 13 type . Having HPV complicate my surgery?
Is there a test to find out specifically what type of HPV a person has? So you know if your high risk of cancer, or if you have nothing to worry about
How common is the oral HPV? I have genitals high risk. But was wondering about the oral type. How often does it occur? Is it as much as genitals?
Oral HPV...: ...is quite common, but not as frequent as genital infection. There is no "oral type" of HPV; the same times that cause genital infection sometimes infect the mouth and throat. The vast majority of oral infections never cause symptoms, clear up, and do not lead to any serious problem. Follow your doctor's advice about genital HPV (follow-up paps, etc), but you can disregard oral. No worries. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a test for genital warts when there are no visible signs? Or is the HPV test only done for high risk types that cause cancer?
HPV vaccine: Hpv vaccine protects against types 16 & 18 which are linked to increase in cancer risk. Gardasil also protects against 6 & 11 which are linked to genital warts. Testing for hpv type is typically performed in the lab at the time of pap smear reading. There's no good way to test for genital awards if warts aren't visible to naked eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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