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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
i had HPV lesions lasting for the last 8 months, i decide to go for lazer treatment now, will it affect my sex partner in future?
Is it easy after giving oral sex to a female to get oral warts or HPV lesions. Other docs on here have said no but I am worried and have an oral bump.
If i had HPV lesions on my genitals and touch my self and handshake someone with out washing my hands could they get HPV touching them selfs ?
Highly improbable: While there are reported to be non-sexual routes for hpv transmission, the overwhelming majority of hpv transmissions are via sexual contact. Advice to avoid the contact route you've described, and otherwise wash hands after casual contact with your genitals (i.e. Wash hands after using the restroom). Lastly, if you have awareness of active hpv lesions please seek medical attention for treatment. ...Read more
What triggers HPV's lesions (CIN)?? What factors contribute of getting it again? Got CIN1 removed by laser in Feb/15. Did Pap test in May and no CINs.
No known triggers: There are no known triggers, just bad luck. Tobacco is a possible exception; higher rates in cigarette smokers. CIN1 is mild displasia that rarely progresses to cancer. Follow your doctor's advice about follow-up exams and pap smears. Probably you won't have any further recurrences, and with proper follow-up, your risk of cervical cancer in the future is very low. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help
Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: This is a family of viruses that contains more than 100 strains.At least a dozen strains pass as genital infections.A few produce noticeable genital warts during their active phase but many genital strains act internally and you may never know you acquired or can pass these strains.Pre-vaccine era studies have reported as many as 70% of college age women had blood test evidence of prior infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure
Yes...but: There are 2 strains of wart producing HPV included in the vaccine & from these you should have protection, unfortunately there are at least 2 other strains associated with genital warts. If you didn't complete the full series, your benefit from the 1st dose may be gone. Your lesions may also be something other than HPV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to tell my boyfriend I have hpv? If i don't have any warts or lesions, do I have to tell someone i'm dating that I have hpv?
It : It would be highly unethical not to tell him. You can infect someone even if you are not symptomatic. Think of the golden rule: would you want someone to infect you and not even tell you that they were infected.? ...Read more
Pap HPV negative & negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy but noted moderate inflammation. What does that mean? sex occurred 48hr before
Nonspecific finding: Inflammation on a pap smear is very nonspecific -- i.e. there are many potential causes. It's so common that many gyns don't even consider it abnormal. STDs are possible if at risk (new partner, partner with other partners, etc), but STDs are relatively uncommon at your age. Ask your doctor about it and whether she recommends repeat pap smear or any other testing. ...Read more
Will my partner get HPV when I don't have active infection? He uses a condom & I tested negative 2 months ago for lesions / inflection (CIN). Thanks
Condom helps: Unfortunately,there is no way to know when you are shedding HPV virus, especially for those with internal disease and no visible markers (warts). There is possibility of transmission during shedding, and barriers like condoms reduce but do not eliminate the possibility of transfer. ...Read more
2 lesions biopsyed; No HPV. Another grew on penis. Very flat, not like cauliflower, barely raised. Not reactive to acetic acid. Is it HPV? If not, w
Not HPV: Biopsy is the "gold standard" for diagnosis of warts or HPV infection. So for sure that's not it. But there are several other causes of skin growths, on the penis or anywhere else. The doctor who did the biopsy is in a far better position to tell you what you the diagnosis than a distant forum doctor who can't examine you. ...Read more
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???
HPV+ and LSIL. I have been in a monogamous relationship and we do not use condoms. Would condom use with my partner make lesions regress?
Is it true that HPV vaccine will prevent new precancerous lesions even in people already infected with HPV? I read this in several articles.
Yes and no: HPV vaccine contains several different strains of the virus. It depends which strains you have been infected with already. You can be tested for the specific HPV strains subtypes and if - it could protect you against those. You most ALWAYS use protection and insist on it. It's your life you know! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.
Anal fissures: These are more likely to be anal fissures rather than hemorrhoids which tend to look more like small bumps rather than sores. They are typically itchy and painful.These may be associated with certain conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and should be evaluated by your internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have this small lesions on my scrotum which i believe are warts but my doctor said they are small lesions and not hpv warts? What shall do? Biopsy?
Here are some...: Although no thing could be guaranteed, trusting professional opinion is usually better than personal assumption. So, you may seek second opinion if you distrust the first doctor. But be aware: Do not let political correctness and commercialism rein & ruin your life. At least, clinically these lesions sound harmless & could be sebaceous cysts. More? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more