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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. Ira Katz
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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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I can't remember if I had the HPV vaccinate before but I'm scheduled to have it this week. What happens if I get vaccinated twice? I'm 23 Male.

I can't remember if I had the HPV vaccinate before but I'm scheduled to have it this week. What happens if I get vaccinated twice? I'm 23 Male.

Can't you find out?: The best idea would be to remember where you think you may have gotten the vaccine, and call there to see if it can be confirmed. You may remember that HPV vaccine is a series of 3 shots: get #1, then #2 after 1-2 months, #3 6 months after #1. It would be ok to just "start over" the entire series if you really can't find out if you have had one or more before. Good for you for getting vaccinated! ...Read more

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3 years in a row my pap has come back positive for HPV. Last year I had a colposcopy and it was fine. Now another is scheduled, what does this mean?

 3 years in a row my pap has come back positive for HPV. Last year I had a colposcopy and it was fine. Now another is scheduled, what does this mean?

HPV: Human papilloma virus is a very common virus amongst women and is responsible for abnormal pap smears. Your body usually clears the virus in 2-3 years but persistance means that it can cause cervical cells to change. You can have HPV and itself is not an issue as long as your pap smears are normal. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with HPV and an abnml pap. I was scheduled for a colposcopy and a biopsy. Been monogamous 18 yrs. How is this possible?

Once infected, lasts: Hpv is one of those critters that sets up shop like a squatter and may be around in one form or another for a lifetime. On the other hand, that fact that you are monogamous does not necessarily guarantee that your partner has followed the same pattern of behavior. ...Read more

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AGC and HPV negative on recent Pap. Irregular bleeding for last few months. Scheduled colposcopy. Odds of this being cancer?

AGC and HPV negative on recent Pap. Irregular bleeding for last few months. Scheduled colposcopy. Odds of this being cancer?

Cannot assess: The odds of this being malignancy are probably quite low, but odds do not make any difference. It either is or is not and that is why the tests are being done. Good luck and hope this is benign. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a leep due to severe cervical dysplasia. I have HPV . Now I am having severe rectal pain only when i shower. Is gyn dr to check it?

I am scheduled for a leep due to severe cervical dysplasia. I have HPV . Now I am having severe rectal pain only when i shower. Is gyn dr to check it?

Examination: Make sure that when you are seeing you gynecologist to tell the doc about your above symptom. They would be able to check the anal area and if there is any lesion they can also do a biopsy of the lesion. Hpv is a risk factor for cervical cancer as well as anal cancer. If there is no obvious finding on the anal area, you should see a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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I received the hpv vaccine and I experienced breakthrough bleeding while on birthcontrol can I still have sex? Period isn't scheduled for 16 more day

I received the hpv vaccine and I experienced breakthrough bleeding while on birthcontrol can I still have sex? Period isn't scheduled for 16 more day

Vaginal bleeding: The vaccine has nothing to do with your bleeding. However, bleeding between periods sometimes indicates infection (such as an STD), and any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated -- so see your doctor. It may be nothing important, but better safe than sorry. Good luck! ...Read more

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I would like to know what is your feeling on the HPV injection?

I would like to know what is your feeling on the HPV injection?

GUARDASIL: Guardasil is a vaccine against hpv induced diseases. It has been out in the market for approx 5 yrs. There were some concerns about it initially, but in my experience it has been pretty safe and effective vaccine. The most common side effect encountered by most of my patients is that it is a painful shot and occiasionally a local erythema (reaction). Three course vaccine (0-2-6). ...Read more

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Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

HPV vaccine: It will protect against cancers caused by hpv 16 or 18. There is also some cross coverage of other viral strains. The quadrivalent vaccine also protects against the wart causing strains 6 and 11. ...Read more

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