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How precise is the HPV test for women?

How precise is the HPV test for women?

Highly accurate...: If both pap test and hpv dna test are negative, then 99% chance patient does not have any hpv mediated precancerous lesions of the cervix / vagina! hpv dna tests alone (without pap) are also highly sensitive and specific (at or above 95%), meaning that they do not "miss" infections and generally to not "overdiagnose" infections. Several tests are approved for use. Each has it's own statistics. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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If the female that has cervical dsyplasia when does the doctor reccomended if she needs a HPV test.

Varies: The hpv test does not help when we already know there is dysplasia. The hpv test can be helpful to decide when to do colposcopy and/or biopsies in someone with an abnormal pap smear. The degree of dysplasia will dictate when treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I had a HPV test for LGSIL and I'm 24. Why is the HPV test not recommended for women under 25? Should I be worried about cancer?

I had a HPV test for LGSIL and I'm 24. Why is the HPV test not recommended for women under 25? Should I be worried about cancer?

Get HPV vaccine: You are young enough that you should take HPV vaccine. It prevents most HPV related cancers. Since you have low grade changes, you should follow your doctor's advice about periodic retesting. All women below the age of 26 should take HPV vaccine. You risk of cancer is very low if you get regular PAP tests. ...Read more

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If a woman who has HPV cervical cancer removed and gets her pap test and is normal. Is ok for her to give oral sex to a male. And is the HPV in her.

If a woman who has HPV cervical cancer removed and gets her pap test and is normal. Is ok for her to give oral sex to a male. And is the HPV in her.

Yes: The hpv is in the genital tract, the hpv may have cleared. Make sure you didn't just have dysplasia (precancerous) as opposed to cancer. Usually patients with cancer have had a hysterectomy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test

Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test

HPV is not: directly associated with vaginal discharge, but is associated with chronic cervical inflammation, cervical cancer and Sexually Transmitted Infections/STI. May times HPV positive women have NO symptoms - which is why it is so important to get SCREENED in your 20's. The only way to diagnose an active INFECTION is with clinical exam and CULTURES. See your GYN provider. ...Read more

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My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isnt DNA how they test for hpv?

My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed"  huh? Isnt DNA how they test for hpv?

HPV: As a general rule hpv testing by dna hybridization is not done unless the results of the pap smear are equivocal, because of the costs and minimal benefit after a completely normal pap. ...Read more

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Can women give HPV to men?

Can women give HPV to men?

Yes: Hpv is everywhere and most people have at least one strain of it. It is pretty easily transmitted from either gender to any sexual partner. ...Read more

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How do women first get hpv?

How do women first get hpv?

Mostly from sexual: Hpv is mostly transmitted via sexual transmitted disease. Although women can get it from non-sexual transmission but the incidence is very low. ...Read more

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What test to do for oral hpv?

What test to do for oral hpv?

Exam: An exam looking for irregular patches, lumps, discoloration or wart-like areas. ...Read more

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Can a woman pass HPV to a man?

Can a woman pass HPV to a man?

Yes: That is why we're now recommending that teenaged boys get vaccinated against HPV. ...Read more

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What does HPV look like on women?

What does HPV look like on women?

Depends: The few strains that produce genital warts can be seen when active.These can be tiny bubble-like outgrowths that eventually look like small cauliflowers. Most strains produce no findings that would be obvious to a lay person, while they actively shed virus.Even when the wart strains clear, they can shed virus and pass it to their sexual contacts off and on for years. ...Read more

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Where can I have an HPV test done?

Where can I have an HPV test done?

Your local GYN: You can go to your local gynecologist, family practictioner, or even internist if they perform pap smears. They can counsel you and do the test. It is quick and painless. ...Read more

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What percentage of women have hpv?

About 50%: 90% of the women infected with hpv manage to clear the infection. The prevlence rate depends on the number of sexual partners. At a given time 40-50% have hpv infection with some strain. Vaccination is available against the strains most responsible for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for HPV?

What are some of the tests for HPV?

The tests for HPV include:: Skin biopsy, Anoscopy, Pap smear, HPV DNA, HPV genotypes 16 and 18, HPV hybrid capture 2, HPV typing in situ, Surepath and HPV panel, Surepath Pap smear with ASCUS, Surepath Pap smear with HPV, Surepath Pap smear with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thin prep Pap and HPV II, Thin prep Pap with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thinprep Tis and HPV. ...Read more

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Is a negative oral hpv test accurate?

Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more