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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Does HPV stay alive on surfaces/objects? If so how long? Things like toilet, shower wand handle, and door knobs are of concern.

Here are some...: HPV particles alone are inactive, but if they gain access to cells of skin or mucosa, usually through some micro-injury to external natural barriers-skin/mucosa, which is invisible, these infective agents may replicate or be eliminated by internal humoral immune defense. So, I would throw the worry to catch HPV by the contact as described out of window of life reality, and you are okay, ...Read more

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Can the HPV virus be transmitted via a shower sponge?

Can the HPV virus be transmitted via a shower sponge?

Can't imagine this: Not likely, otherwise every person, young or old, who uses a shower sponge is at risk for hpv. ...Read more

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How long specifically in min/hr does HPV survive outside body, on clothing, underwear, soap, in shower, on toilet seat etc?

How long specifically in min/hr does HPV survive outside body, on clothing, underwear, soap, in shower, on toilet seat etc?

May be forever...: HPV virus is not a viable agent, but a specially structured DNA particle, called HPV virion and may exist everywhere in its inactive phase. To become infecting, this praticle has to gain access to the nucleus of a living cell so to replicate to become wart in time. Remember: We are exposed to all germs everywhere, but not become sick by the blessing of 2 natural barriers - skin & immunity... ...Read more

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If I got a cut on my clitoris and the water flowed from my HPV warts on my mons pubis to my clitoris during my shower, will I get warts on my clitoris?

If I got a cut on my clitoris and the water flowed from my HPV warts on my mons pubis to my clitoris during my shower, will I get warts on my clitoris?

Maybe not warts: Once genital warts appear, new ones can appear anywhere in the genital area. But not from water flowing; it happens naturally, as the virus spreads over the skin, or during normal genital touching e.g. after toilet. Warts near the clitoris are no more serious than any others. Warts usually don't show up on the mons -- maybe you have follliculitis or something else. See doctor to confirm diagnosis. ...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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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes. It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal and oral sex
It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

HPV: Human papillomavirus! It is a very common group of viruses, and many people carry them. There are many types, including ones that cause common warts, genital warts and cervcal cancer. ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

HPV: Human papilloma virus. The cause of genital warts and the cause for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What is HPV?

What is HPV?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes. It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal and oral sex
It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is. Hpv?

What is. Hpv?

Group Of Viruses: HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes. It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal and oral sex
It is preventable by HPV Vaccine ...Read more

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What is HPV?

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus: More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus exist. Different types of hpv infection can cause warts on different parts of your body. For example, some types of hpv infection cause plantar warts on the feet, while other varieties of hpv infection are responsible for the warts that most commonly occur on the hands or face. Some on the genital areas also. ...Read more

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What is hpv?

What is hpv?

Human papillomavirus: HPV is a virus. There are over 100 types, most of which (but not all) are sexually transmitted and infect the genital area. A few strains can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, genital skin, anus, and throat, but even these usually don't progress to cancer. HPV is very common; everybody gets it. Vaccine prevents infection with 9 of the most troublesome types. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Can men get hpv?

Can men get hpv?

Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read more

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What causes hpv?

What causes hpv?

HPV is a virus.: Genital human papillomavirus (hpv) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States (U.S.) may have hpv at some time in their lives. There are more than 40 types of hpv that are passed on through sexual contact. These types can infect the genital areas of men and women, including the skin on and around the penis or anus. They can also infect the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det. Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more

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Hpv does it go away?

No: Hpv can be in your skin and there is no visible wart. ...Read more

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Why is HPV so common?

Why is HPV so common?

Asymptomatic: Hpv is so common because many people have it without even knowing it - they have no symptoms of it. And it's passed through sexual contact, so that makes for a very common std. ...Read more

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What does HPV causes?

Warts, cancer: There are many strains of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, while others cause cervical cancer. There has also been significant increase in young men and women developing throat and tongue cancers from HPV exposure through oral sex. That is why we are pushing for all young men and women to get the HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can HPV be cured?

It can't be cured: But most of the time, it goes away on its own. In fact, in young women, almost all of the hpv infections clear up with no treatment. The problem is that not all of them clear up, and those that don't can go on to cervical cancer which is very serious. ...Read more

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How does HPV go away?

How does HPV go away?

Often spontaneously: Human papillomavirus - hpv - isnow very common among young adults in the usa, with over 100 different sub-types known. In many persons, it spontaneously disappears entirely. In some, it persists and can lead to dysplasia (abnormal cells) or cancer. Other sub-types are associated with warts. A health care professional can provide treatment that can help specific lesions resolve. ...Read more

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Hpv can I die for it?

Not directly: The hpv virus typically causes genital warts and changes in the cervix. The cervical changes (dysplasia) are pre-cancerous. They often will spontaneously resolve or can be treated if they are persisting or getting worst. If left untreated, these changes can progress to cervical cancer which if untreated can result in death. ...Read more

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Will HPV ever go away?

Many actually do go: Many young/healthy teens/adult contract the hpvs but some have the natural ability to clear them over time. The exact percentage is unknown and we don't have a way to determine who can and who cannot clear the infections. We just know many persist with the infection and causes diseases such as cervical cancers, genital/anal warts etc. Best is to prevent them--vaccines, protection/condom. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does HPV last forever?

Depends on person: Some people infected with hpv mount successful immune responses to the virus and will completely clear the infection. We are not able to at this time to predict who will be infected and have the virus linger (carriers) versus completely clearing the infection. It is possible to become 'reinfected' with hpv especially if exposed to a new / different viral type. There are > 100 types. ...Read more

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Is HPV bad for a male?

Is HPV bad for a male?

COULD BE: Can cause certain cancers in men too. ...Read more

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Does HPV ever go away?

Might, however: The HPV represent a family of dozens of virus strains that have a pattern of staying within an infected host forever. For some that have easily recognized features like the warts, it is obvious when they become inactive. (disappear) However, they also may reappear years later. Some strains may never come out of their hiding places, but I always assume they could. Some probably never do. ...Read more

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Does HPV 16 affect men?

Does HPV 16 affect men?

Yes: Hpv is a form of human papillomavirus that causes cancer. In men it can cause cancer of the penis, anus, and oropharynx. ...Read more

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How long does HPV last?

Unique to patient...: Duration of hpv infections are unique to each patient. An "average" person may clear an hpv infection in a couple of years; however, complete clearance depends upon the strain of hpv, immune status of the person, nutrition, and smoking (among other things). Cigarette smokers have a more difficult time with hpv. See a doc or visit a clinic for an exam and pap test with hpv dna test. Be well. ...Read more