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Stage 2 Hpv
I am 18 and just got a call about a irregular pap scan. Was tikd that I have HPV stage two. How do you get something like this?
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
Maybe CIN2?: "Stage" isn't normally used in connection with HPV. If you've had an abnormal pap smear, I wonder if you have CIN2. CIN means cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, with increasing severity (further along toward possible cancer) for 1, 2, and 3. If you have CIN2, follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up. That will prevent progression to cancer. Discuss with your doctor. ...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
Is there an alternative for severe stage 2 cystocele other than mesh? I am an athlete, mom of 4, post hysterectomy from HPV 4 yrs, & only 36. Help!
Yes: Mesh is definitely not your only option. Doctors can suspend vagina wall from the inside/abdomen as well. If it were me, and I were 36 years of age, I would not recommend vaginal mesh in you. You are way too young. Of course pessary is an option too, in the meantime while you make a decision. Or for long term. See a urogynecologist, board certified, to make sure you are in the best hands. ...Read more
Yes: If first one was negative and you were possibly infected afterwards. ...Read more
Think of the worst: If you have confirmed hpv infection and has abnormal bleeding, I suggest you have pap smear if you did not already do. If you have pap smear, I would recommend to go to your doc to have repeat test and further elaborate evaluation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
HPV type 81 in women. How serious? Worst case scenario? Where HPV come from?! Two people no HPV can create HPV? Completely cure? Ever come back?
HPV18 or 81?: I wonder if you mean HPV18, not 81. HPV18 is quite common and one of the major cancer-causing HPV types. If truly type 81, it's probably unimportent. Two people cannot "create" HPV"; it was acquired sexually from someone else. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system and do not come back, and even high risk types rarely progress to cancer. Get vaccinated! ...Read more
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
Why?: If your concern is a serum test for antibodies, the result may change after 2 months if related to a specific exposure, but the issue is over rated. In the pre-vaccine era as many as 70% of college age women were found to be serum positive. Most went on to live an uneventful life. A few were diagnosed early & treated for pre-cancer because they had their pap smears done as recommended ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
No, usually not: Hpv will affect your cervix, but should not affect your baby. It may be possible that a baby can swallow hpv on his or her way out, through the cervix and vagina. . . So ask your ob-gyn doctor if this possibility is anything to worry about in your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Can a women or a men develop HPV without sexual contact. If the couple has it does it mean that one of the two slept with someone else who has it?
HPV transmission: Although HPV is mainly considered a sexually transmitted disease, there is some evidence of some transmission during exposure during rough play such as wrestling or contact sports. This is one of the reasons the Gardasil vaccine for HPV prevention is administered to boys and girls as early as 11 years of age. Hope this helps. ...Read more
If HPV is possitive for two couple can the immune system clear it of or it makes it harder because they are sharing hpv?
Its a virus: HPV is a virus & in asymptomatic people, it can go unrecognized. Treatment is geared toward the symptoms (genital warts or cervical cancer) when present but not for the virus itself. Like any virus, it clears up on its own; however, recurrent exposure increases the chances of developing symptoms over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer