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Hpv 16 And 18
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 my mom had cervical HPV 16 or 18 infection at the time I was born and I was infected, could I now be at risk of throat cancer? How can I prevent it
HPV, throat cancer: HPV is one of the causes of throat cancer along with tobacco and alcohol. Most people who are exposed to HPV will clear the virus and not get cancer. It's best to avoid tobacco and use alcohol in moderation. HPV-caused throat cancer often shows up as a mass in the neck. If you develop a lumps in the throat or neck or problems swallowing, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68. Does this mean I have cancer?
How is HPV contracted? PAP came back "inadequate" & NEG for HPV 16, 18 & POS for 31-68. Only have 1 partner. What happens now w/ me & my partner? :(
You don’t have HPV: Your pap result indicate that you are negative for HPV meaning that you don’t have it. In this case nothing happens to you since you don’t have HPV. HPV is transmitted sexually. An “inadequate” results means that there were not enough cells to determine if the cells themselves were normal or not. Since HPV testing was normal there is not likely to be cause for alarm ...Read more
I have high-risk HPV, but am negative for HPV-16 and HPV-18. What are the chances this will clear up?
@Dr. Jeff Livingston-Im confused bcuz PAP came back inad. HPV 16 & 18 came back NEG but also said POSTIVE HPV other H RISK TYPE 31-68. Do I have it???
Wrong site: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are never directed to any specific physician and none can retrieve them.Their is a paid concierge service that has some of these features if you establish a relationship with one physician. See site info if interested. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support your question. ...Read more
Chronic cervicitis: HPV 16 and 18 are most commonly associated with cervical cancer. You should be evaluated by a GYN to be certain there are no additional STIs involved and then assessed for the type of treatment. Conization may be indicated, or possibly more extensive surgery. You should also receive the HPV vaccine. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed HPV 16, 18 months ago. Done paps every three months, plus two bispsies, all negative. Now pap says squamous metaplasia: should I worry?
Had HPV gardisil vaccines in 2011, 2012, & 2014. But 2 weeks ago, got tested NEG for HPV 16 & 18 but POS for 31,33,35,39,45,51,52,56,58,59,66,68. How?
Avoid the viruses: There are many, many strains of HPV viruses out there. Only 4 bad strains were in Gardasil. New Gardasil 9 has the 9 strains that worry doctors the most. However, a person MUST stop herself from catching the other strains and all the other STD's by using her own wisdom, willpower, and plain ol' smarts. A person catches all these things from others, so stick with one very clean partner. ...Read more