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How precise is the HPV test for women?

How precise is the HPV test for women?

Highly accurate...: If both pap test and hpv dna test are negative, then 99% chance patient does not have any hpv mediated precancerous lesions of the cervix / vagina! hpv dna tests alone (without pap) are also highly sensitive and specific (at or above 95%), meaning that they do not "miss" infections and generally to not "overdiagnose" infections. Several tests are approved for use. Each has it's own statistics. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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If the female that has cervical dsyplasia when does the doctor reccomended if she needs a HPV test.

Varies: The hpv test does not help when we already know there is dysplasia. The hpv test can be helpful to decide when to do colposcopy and/or biopsies in someone with an abnormal pap smear. The degree of dysplasia will dictate when treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I had a HPV test for LGSIL and I'm 24. Why is the HPV test not recommended for women under 25? Should I be worried about cancer?

I had a HPV test for LGSIL and I'm 24. Why is the HPV test not recommended for women under 25? Should I be worried about cancer?

Get HPV vaccine: You are young enough that you should take HPV vaccine. It prevents most HPV related cancers. Since you have low grade changes, you should follow your doctor's advice about periodic retesting. All women below the age of 26 should take HPV vaccine. You risk of cancer is very low if you get regular PAP tests. ...Read more

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If a woman who has HPV cervical cancer removed and gets her pap test and is normal. Is ok for her to give oral sex to a male. And is the HPV in her.

If a woman who has HPV cervical cancer removed and gets her pap test and is normal. Is ok for her to give oral sex to a male. And is the HPV in her.

Yes: The hpv is in the genital tract, the hpv may have cleared. Make sure you didn't just have dysplasia (precancerous) as opposed to cancer. Usually patients with cancer have had a hysterectomy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test

Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test

HPV is not: directly associated with vaginal discharge, but is associated with chronic cervical inflammation, cervical cancer and Sexually Transmitted Infections/STI. May times HPV positive women have NO symptoms - which is why it is so important to get SCREENED in your 20's. The only way to diagnose an active INFECTION is with clinical exam and CULTURES. See your GYN provider. ...Read more

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Can women give HPV to men?

Can women give HPV to men?

Yes: Hpv is everywhere and most people have at least one strain of it. It is pretty easily transmitted from either gender to any sexual partner. ...Read more

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How do women first get hpv?

How do women first get hpv?

Mostly from sexual: Hpv is mostly transmitted via sexual transmitted disease. Although women can get it from non-sexual transmission but the incidence is very low. ...Read more

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