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How To Treat Hpv In Men
HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If low-risk HPV is so common & acts similar to flu or chickenpox; symptoms treatable, system weakens virus, why is it so stigmatized as threatening?
Because of sex: Two main reasons. First, HPV is sexually transmitted, and throughout history most societies have had negative views about sex and see STDs as embarrassing and frightening. Second, warts, the main problem from low risk HPV, have a "yuck" factor. Even common hand warts often are considered unclean (e.g folklore about catching them from toads), and many people consider genital warts especially gross. ...Read more
How's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh
HPV: There are no antibiotics to treat HPV, however, the immune system of the majority of women will fight it off in a few years. Its generally not a life-long problem. If you have High-risk HPV, you will need to see your Gyn more frequently. I have personally not seen a case of cervical cancer in a women who does the follow-up. Its always been in women didn't follow the advice of their Gyn. ...Read more
How does HPV affect men? My wife has HPV and was treated but what do I do? Is there a treament for me too or should I be concerned about any health effects for me?
HPV : Hpv otherwise known as human papilloma virus is very common. It is estimated that 1/3 people carry the virus, however not all have symptoms or any health problem as a result of it. There are many of types of hpv. The most common causing genital warts. Other types cause cervical cancer in women, anal cancer in both men and women, and certain throat cancers. The fact that your wife has hpv means that you are likely a carrier of the virus. The good news for you is that most men develop no symptoms or health problems as a result of contracting the virus. Currently, there is no test to detect hpv in men. If you suspect you have genital warts or more uncommonly any signs or symptoms of cancer (new lesions, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes) you should bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more
Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!
HPV can harm men. Bowen's as I was told. How to treat the warts when they come out? What's the name of the cream?Can it be purchased over the counter?
Genital warts in: general are hard to treat and they do tend to recur.It is a Very common STD. Caused by HPV infection, most commonly HPV types 6 and 11 .Genital HPV infection occurs in 16- to 25-year-olds. Therapy is usually Podofilox liquid/gel, Imiquimod is a topical immune modulator or cryotherapy (freezing the wart). ...Read more
It's not treatable: Excellent question, and subtle. The man's hpv usually doesn't produce a lesion that can be excised, and the hpv itself cannot be removed from either partner -- just the precancer / cancer. Once you have met a particular strain of hpv, it's there for life. This is in contrast to chlamydia and trichomonas, in which it's good to treat both partners in a current relationship at the same time. ...Read more
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