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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

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 more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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 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

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

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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? :(

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

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@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???

@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

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I have HPV 16,18,33,39,59 and CIN 1 ,and also chronic inflamation of the cerfix.What to do next?

I have HPV 16,18,33,39,59 and CIN 1 ,and also chronic inflamation of the cerfix.What to do next?

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

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Diagnosed HPV 16, 18 months ago. Done paps every three months, plus two bispsies, all negative. Now pap says squamous metaplasia: should I worry?

No, but...: You can stop worrying about dying of cancer of the cervix if, and only if, you comply with the directions you get from your gynecologist for follow-up. Your risk is low in any case but do not become complacent. I don't think you would in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Found today that I have HPV type 16 and 18! is the best to take my cervix out- i don't want to have kids that will be infected with that anyways. Thank?

HPV: Nope. Not in any way. First get the hpv vaccine. Second, allow your gyn doctor to do the right treatment of the tissue to diminish the skin changes that are dangerous. Third get to a support group and learn with other women that this is not a death sentence. And four, plan a big and loving family. You are going to be a great mother. ...Read more

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AGC on pap. 6 mo ago normal with hr-hpv + but hpv 16&18 negative. Should I be concerned that I have cancer?

Work up: Abnormal glandular cells on a pap needs further investigation. Find out from your doctor if these were abnormal cervical glandular cells or endometrial cells as the work up is different. Above 30 with high risk HPV then a colposcopy may be warranted regardless of the glandular cells ...Read more

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Lab results said HPV 16&18 were not detected. But says i may still be at high risk for disease..What could this be?

Lab results said HPV 16&18 were not detected. But says i may still be at high risk for disease..What could this be?

HPV: There are thirteen strains of hpv that can cause cancer and death. Four of the strains cause 95% of this disease, and the U.S. Gardisil vaccine covers those four. There is not good hpv testing yet that can really distinguish between the strains well, especially given that here are over 140 different hpv strains. The test we use with pap smears in washington state give us more of these than yours. ...Read more

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Study says that if u had the Gardasil vaccine, but were already exposed to HPV types 16+18,there is an increased risk of precancerous lesions? True???

That is expected: Vaccine is meant to prevent acquisition of HPV infections. So if you already have exposure to HPV before receiving the vaccine, then it is too late to have any benefit from the vaccine. But it is not any fault of the vaccine in that case! ...Read more

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AGCUS pap, negative hpv 16/18/31. Positive mrna for "other" high risk strand. Watery mucus discharge. Should I be worried?

Yes: The HPV types present in your test increase your risk for cervical cancer, bladder cancer, and transmission of that risk to others during intercourse. Sometimes AGUS can change back to normal, but this needs to be followed closely by your doctor! ...Read more

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Is there a test for men that can detect HPV 16 and HPV 18? I am a gay man so this is a concern for me as I engage in receptive anal intercourse.

Is there a test for men that can detect HPV 16 and HPV 18? I am a gay man so this is a concern for me as I engage in receptive anal intercourse.

No test, no need: There are no routinely available tests for HPV of any type in men. But it doesn't matter. For sure you have been anally infected with HPV, probably including high risk types like HPV 16 or 18, since these are among the most common types. Regardless of testing, you need to be on the lookout for cancer related problems, such as anal wart-like growths. Maybe anal paps: controversial, discuss w/ doc. ...Read more

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Can genital warts be mistaken as HPV? Got pap done. Came back "inad." & HPV 16, 18 tested neg, but under it says "HPV other H risk type - pos" explain

Can genital warts be mistaken as HPV? Got pap done. Came back "inad." & HPV 16, 18 tested neg, but under it says "HPV other H risk type - pos" explain

HPV: HPV causes genital warts (condylomas). Your HPV test seems to indicate that you carry a high-risk strain of the virus other than types 16 or 18. Nothing to worry about immediately, but regular Pap testing and GYN visits are highly advised. ...Read more

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I have high risk HPV (non 16/18) and my Pap came back ASCUS. Should I give up sex to clear HPV/dysplasia? Can I still use condoms with my bf?

I have high risk HPV (non 16/18) and my Pap came back ASCUS. Should I give up sex to clear HPV/dysplasia? Can I still use condoms with my bf?

Repeat PAPs: Follow you doctor's advice on repeat testing by PAP. Giving up sex or using condoms per se will not affect the course of the disease. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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