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Hpv 2 Symptoms
I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!
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
??????: I think you mean cin2 or moderate dysplasia. There is no stage 2 hpv. There is a low risk hpv that causes warts. There is a high risk hpv that causes precancer and cancer cells in the cervix. Cin2 is a moderate degree of precancerous cells in the cervix. Hope the info helps and that i interpreted the info correctly. If not send me a follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It gives protection: Getting 2 HPV shots offers good protection against the strains fo HPV that cause genital warts, cervical cancer, or anus cancer. One can ask her primary care doctor if a third dose of vaccine is needed. If unsure, it is usually fine to go ahead and get a third dose. A third dose should increase one's antibody levels for better and longer-lasting protection. ...Read more
Test error?: It would be extremely unusual for one person to test positive for 14 high risk ("bad") types of HPV. It may be an error in the test. Clarify with your doctor, who in turn should clarify if necssary with the lab; or s/he might consider repeat testing. That said, I doubt having several types raises the risk of cancer or other serious outcomes compared with 1-3 types, a more common test result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is HPV treated in women? I have read that is some cases it can clear on its own in about two years. Is this accurate?
I have heard that hpv generally clears itself in two years. If i have it past the two year mark does that mean i have no chance of clearing it at all?
Yes: If first one was negative and you were possibly infected afterwards. ...Read more
HPV: You were exposed to hpv as a young man. You most likely cleared it and have nothing to worry about. 96% of us are infected by age 26. If you have a history of any anal warts then the next step is to get an anal pap smear with the reflex hpv hybrid testing. But if you have no anal history then there is nothing to advise you to do. ...Read more