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Dr. Al Hegab
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Hpv (Overview)

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 implicated in throat cancer.


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What the most common HPV symptoms?

What the most common HPV symptoms?

Warts: There are various genotypes of hpv which can cause warts or condylomata in various places. Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
4 Doctors shared insights

Hpv (Overview)

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 implicated in throat cancer.


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What are the long-term complications of hpv?

What are the long-term complications of hpv?

Cancer: Hpv infections that linger in your body will put you at risk of developing cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and even throat cancer. If your immune system is healthy, these cancers are rare...But it is the most important reason to get good follow-up for hpv infections. Read more

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What types of HPV does the HPV test check for?

What types of HPV does the HPV test check for?

HPV subtypes: There are two types of panels; high risk hpv and low risk hpv. The high risk panel checks for the 14 varieties that may progress to cancer. The low risk hpv panel is associated with genital warts. Read more

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What exactly is the HPV vaccine?

Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes. It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

HPV: Human papillomavirus! It is a very common group of viruses, and many people carry them. There are many types, including ones that cause common warts, genital warts and cervcal cancer. Read more

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What is HPV?

What is HPV?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes. It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine Read more

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What is. Hpv?

What is. Hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes. It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal and oral sex It is preventable by HPV Vaccine Read more

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What is HPV?

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus: More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus exist. Different types of hpv infection can cause warts on different parts of your body. For example, some types of hpv infection cause plantar warts on the feet, while other varieties of hpv infection are responsible for the warts that most commonly occur on the hands or face. Some on the genital areas also. Read more

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What is hpv?

Human papillomavirus: HPV is a virus. There are over 100 types, most of which (but not all) are sexually transmitted and infect the genital area. A few strains can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, genital skin, anus, and throat, but even these usually don't progress to cancer. HPV is very common; everybody gets it. Vaccine prevents infection with 9 of the most troublesome types. Discuss w/ your doctor. Read more

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Can men get hpv?

Can men get hpv?

Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. Read more

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What causes hpv?

What causes hpv?

HPV is a virus.: Genital human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States (U.S.) may have hpv at some time in their lives. There are more than 40 types of hpv that are passed on through sexual contact. These types can infect the genital areas of men and women, including the skin on and around the penis or anus. They can also infect the mouth and throat. Read more

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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det. Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. Read more

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Hpv does it go away?

Hpv does it go away?

No: Hpv can be in your skin and there is no visible wart. Read more

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Why is HPV so common?

Why is HPV so common?

Asymptomatic: Hpv is so common because many people have it without even knowing it - they have no symptoms of it. And it's passed through sexual contact, so that makes for a very common std. Read more

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What does HPV causes?

Warts, cancer: There are many strains of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, while others cause cervical cancer. There has also been significant increase in young men and women developing throat and tongue cancers from HPV exposure through oral sex. That is why we are pushing for all young men and women to get the HPV vaccine. Read more

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How can HPV be cured?

It can't be cured: But most of the time, it goes away on its own. In fact, in young women, almost all of the hpv infections clear up with no treatment. The problem is that not all of them clear up, and those that don't can go on to cervical cancer which is very serious. Read more

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How does HPV go away?

How does HPV go away?

Often spontaneously: Human papillomavirus - hpv - isnow very common among young adults in the usa, with over 100 different sub-types known. In many persons, it spontaneously disappears entirely. In some, it persists and can lead to dysplasia (abnormal cells) or cancer. Other sub-types are associated with warts. A health care professional can provide treatment that can help specific lesions resolve. Read more