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What do 16 and 18 HPV types look like in men? Is it very hard to see?

What do 16 and 18 HPV types look like in men? Is it very hard to see?

Invisible: Hpv subtypes 16 and 18 are not known for causing genital warts, so it is unlike you will see anything on an male infected with these viral strains. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Does HPV 16 affect men?

Does HPV 16 affect men?

Yes: Hpv is a form of human papillomavirus that causes cancer. In men it can cause cancer of the penis, anus, and oropharynx. ...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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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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Can men be cured from hpv?

Can men be cured from hpv?

Self cure in most: Most men get over the infection on its own; however, there is no known treatment to eradicate the infection in those who have persistent infection. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men. Htm. ...Read more

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Can men be tested for HPV?

Can men be tested for HPV?

Yes: There are both serum tests (antibody response) and clinical tests for what appear to be HPV lesions. Their doc can arrange this. ...Read more

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How can HPV detected in men?

How can HPV detected in men?

HPV in Men: There is yet to be a test for men to detect hpv. Right now the only diagnosis comes from observation of warts. ...Read more

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What is incidence of HPV in men?

Will see warts: On the penis. Often times they can be very small so will ahve to be seen with magnification. I recommend the male go to a urologist for diagnosis or to rule it out. ...Read more

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How can men find out if they have hpv?

See a doc / provider: Hpv can cause genital infections of the penis, scrotum, cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, and anus / perianal skin. Men can start by seeing a provider and having a physical exam of their genitals to see if there are any warts or skin / mucus membrane changes present. An experienced doc can often tell by just looking. In some cases, scrapings or biopsy might be performed. ...Read more

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Could HPV clear in 24months in most men?

Maybe, maybe not: Obvious lesions of HPV as well as shedding of the virus may clear in the majority of patients in 2 years. However, they may also persist out of site in the tissues and remain for decades. Future shedding is possible as would be transmission to others.. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals (male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more

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How do hpv oral symptoms look like in men?

Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary. ...Read more

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Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Two issues: First, am not sure that your assumption that hpv clears more readily in men than women is necessarily correct, but assuming for the sake of argument that it is, it may be related to hormonal influences, and to the fact that detection in women may require invasive examination. ...Read more

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How can men know with certainty if they have hpv?

Physical exam: One of the problems with early diagnosis of hpv is finding the virus before it has spread. Without clinical lesions in the male it is difficult. This is one reason immunization has been recommended for men as well as women. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how men find out if they have hpv?

See a doc / provider: Hpv can cause genital infections of the penis, scrotum, cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, and anus / perianal skin. Men can start by seeing a provider and having a physical exam of their genitals to see if there are any warts or skin / mucus membrane changes present. An experienced doc can often tell by just looking. In some cases, scrapings or biopsy might be performed. ...Read more

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Can there be really no way for men to know their HPV status?

Sorry, but no: There are not routine testing methods available for men to know their hpv status. ...Read more

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What are the signs o HPV in women and men? Who giives it to who

Depends on strain: Hpv is a family with >50 known strains at this point. Four strains seem to dominate the harm inflicted on humans, 2 more internal & 2 external. External strains produce wart like growths on genitals that may start as tiny bumps & grow to inch sized clusters or more. Internal strains may be carried unrecognized for 20+ years before causing cancer.Infected parties give it to uninfected, m=f. ...Read more

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With women, it's possible for HPV to leave the body. How about men? Is it possible too? Can they be cured for good?

Unlikely if ever: Most of any outward signs of an HPV infection will eventually subside in people with a normal immune system. However, this is a family of virus strains that tend to persist in a hibernation like state indefinitely. People may shed the virus intermittantly, but seldom know when they are. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can men die of HPV if it lies dormant?

HPV can cause cancer: Hpv infections an cause genital warts or even cancer, although this isn't likely. Any persistent sores should prompt a visit to a dr. The hpv vaccine can help lower the risks of warts, female cancers (vaginal, vulvar, cervical), male cancers (penis, anus) and oral cancers. ...Read more

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Where and what does the HPV warts look like in men?

Where and what does the HPV warts look like in men?

HPV: When men acquire HPV they are called condylomas. They are raised lesions which look like small cauliflower growths ...Read more

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How do I tell my bf I have hpv? My last few papsmears came back normal but I got it 3 yrs ago. What does it affect men and how do they get tested?

How do I tell my bf I have hpv? My last few papsmears came back normal but I got it 3 yrs ago. What does it affect men and how do they get tested?

Just tell him: Most women have a few hpv strains on board. If he's worth having, it won't be a problem for your relationship. You may have gotten them from him, and if you've had unprotected sex, he's probably gotten it too. It's a cancer risk for an uncircumcised man and he'll have to keep tabs on himself, but he's an adult that that's not a problem. ...Read more

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Does HPV affect men sperm?

Does HPV affect men sperm?

No.: Sperm are created in the testicles and travel through the vas deferens (a tube) to ultimately exit the body at the end of the penis. The human papillomavirus does not impact sperm production or transport. It might be possible for a wart or a tumor (potentially caused by hpv) to impede ejaculation at the distal penis, thereby impeding the exit of sperm, but the sperm themselves would be the same. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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How bad for men is the HPV virus?

How bad for men is the HPV virus?

Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal
warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might
be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have
a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why there is no HPV test for men?

Why there is no HPV test for men?

Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read more

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Is there no test for men for hpv?

Yes: Men can undergo an exam of the genital area with acetic preparation as well as a dna probe for evidence of hpv. Young men can also get an hpv vaccine now. ...Read more

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Does the HPV in men prevent reproduction?

NO: Hpv is a virus that is spread by close physical (often sexual) contact. The virus can cause warts, dysplasia (pre cancer) and sometimes can cause cancer (of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, and penis). In men, hpv infection generally does not impact fertility / reproduction. ...Read more

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Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Yes: Though uncommon as compared to hpv-related cervical cancer, in men hpv is associated with a large percentage of both penile cancers and anal cancers. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

It can cause a few: HPV is most known for cervical cancer in women, but obviously this is not an issue. It is becoming well established that it is a major cause of cancer of the head and neck, particularly squamous cell cancer of the oropharynx. The other cancer it causes that is becoming much more common is anal cancer. It can also cause penile cancer, but is less commonly seen in this setting. ...Read more

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Can HPV be carried under men's fingernails?

Yes it could: Hpv is the most common std in the world. In fact, classifying it as an std does not mean that it cannot be transmitted in other ways. For example, skin-to-skin contact could potentially spread the virus. While some hpv infections lead to cancers in both men and women, in most cases hpv will clear up on its own without causing any symptoms, side effects, or problems. Vaccination is recommended. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the treatment for men with hpv?

Treat only symptoms: There is no treatment for hpv infection in men if no symptoms. If there are genital warts those can be treated with variety f treatments with creams locallyor surgical removal. If there is advanced hpv infection like anal cancer it can be treated
early treatments of warts is not recommended ue to increased risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment/cure for HPV for men over 20?

What is the most common treatment/cure for HPV for men over 20?

Several options...: Hpv therapy falls into two general categories. The first is direct destruction of visible lesions using either cryosurgery (freezing), mild acids, podophyllum, electrosurgery ("cauterization") or laser. The second is prescription topical medications used to destroy the lesions and/or eliminate the virus. These include Aldara (imiquimod) cream, veregan ointment and condylox (podofilox) gel. ...Read more

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If im on that HPV shot for men, is it still okay to be sexually active?

If im on that HPV shot for men, is it still okay to be sexually active?

Risk is risk: The protection provided by the 2 or 4 strain hpv vaccine applies only to those strains involved (there are many more) and begins to set up within 3-4 wks of the first dose. Completing the 3 dose sequence is thought to confer long lasting immunity. Hpv is one std that condoms don't reliably prevent. If you pick up one or more of the strains before the shot sets up, expect to keep it for life. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hpv. What actions should my boyfriend take? Is there a test for men?

Just diagnosed with hpv. What actions should my boyfriend take? Is there a test for men?

Generally no test: Some doctors will test men, but it is rare. There's no need for your partner to be tested, though. If you hpv you can assume that he does too. Because men rarely (there are some exceptions) have hpv related cancers we don't worry too much about whether or not they have it. The hpv vaccine has recently been approved for boys, though, so if he's under 26 he shouls be able to get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Hi. Can a women or a men develop HPV without sexual contact. If the couple has it does it mean that one of the two slept with someone else who has it?

Hi. Can a women or a men develop HPV without sexual contact. If the couple has it does it mean that one of the two slept with someone else who has it?

HPV transmission: Although HPV is mainly considered a sexually transmitted disease, there is some evidence of some transmission during exposure during rough play such as wrestling or contact sports. This is one of the reasons the Gardasil vaccine for HPV prevention is administered to boys and girls as early as 11 years of age. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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