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Doctor insights on: High Risk Types Of Hpv

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

Recurrence: Even with proper treatment of cervical dysplasia, the fact that this is caused by a viral infection gives a 30% recurrence rate for cervical dysplasia. The high risk hpv types may always be present. ...Read more

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What does this mean high-risk HPV test detects thirteen high-risk types (16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68) without differentiation. ?

What does this mean high-risk HPV test detects thirteen high-risk types
(16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68) without differentiation. ?

HPV: It doesn't specify which of the 13 you may have been exposed to. Women with HPV 16 and 18 are much more inclined to develop cervical dysplasia (precancer) and cancer. You may want to ask if your physicians office offers a test more specific to types 16 and 18. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

Yes: There are cultures and urine tests that will determine if an individual is carrying a high risk strain of HPV. The most common strains are Type 6 and 11 which cause the common wart. ...Read more

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Will my body rid the HPV virus on its own? suppose it is a high risk type. I am a man

Will my body rid the HPV virus on its own? suppose it is a high risk type. I am a man

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

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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?

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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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?

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 more

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How to know if u have high risk or low risk hpv?

Type of HPV: Only type of hpv will let you know that you have high risk or low risk ...Read more