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Hpv Treatments For Women
Can you tell me the best treatment for Severe Squamous dysplasia? Can my body cure itself of this? Will the HPV vaccine help?
Severe dysplasia: The HPV vaccine is to prevent dysplasia and does not treat it once you have it.The best treatment depends on many factors including your age, your desire for more children, and the resources/treatment options available where you live as well as the expertese of the practioner.Some treatment is advisable since it would be rare but not impossible for your body to take care of this atage of dysplasia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Same as younger: The few strains that produce visible warts are treated the same at any age.Non-wart strains have no treatment.Women were doing pap smears to monitor the potential cancer association of those strains for decades before we understood the link to various HPV strains.There is now a vaccine that can help avoid HPV if given before you are exposed but it doesn't "treat"anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!
How is HPV harmful to men? For women it's cervical cancer. What about men? Does it cause cancer to them too? If so, what's the treatment to them?
2 Common Cancers: HPV has been associated with cancer of the penis. It is also the third major factor (after tobacco use & alcohol use) for oral cancer in men & women. When combined with tobacco and/or alcohol use & abuse, those with HPV have a much poorer outcome from treatment for oral cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Many (most? all?) HPV infections persist indefinitely, in that HPV DNA remains in cells in the previously infected area. However, the immune system usually controls the infection to a point that the DNA cannot be detected, actual disease (e.g., warts, abnormal pap smear) do not return, and the virus can't be transmitted to partners. So for practical purposes, it's cured and gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat only symptoms: There is no treatment for hpv infection in men if no symptoms.If there are genital warts those can be treated with variety f treatments with creams locallyor surgical removal.If there is advanced hpv infection like anal cancer it can be treated early treatments of warts is not recommended ue to increased risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Several options...: Hpv therapy falls into two general categories. The first is direct destruction of visible lesions using either cryosurgery (freezing), mild acids, podophyllum, electrosurgery ("cauterization") or laser. The second is prescription topical medications used to destroy the lesions and/or eliminate the virus. These include Aldara (imiquimod) cream, veregan ointment and condylox (podofilox) gel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Me and my husband had condilomas (HPV) 3 years ago. Since the treatment then I do not have any but his reappear beside treatment each time. Why?
It happens: Unfortunately this germ comes from a family of viruses that tend to persist in your system for your lifetime. While the initial lesions may clear with treatment or naturally, they can reappear. ...Read more
Vaccines don't treat: Vaccines do not treat existing hpv. They can prevent several strains if vaccinated prior to exposure. Once you have hpv, you are stuck with a virus that may lay dormant in tissue and emerge occasionally. Superficial warts can be destroyed by laser surgery, freezing or chemical applications. Recurrent lesions can appear and be treated the same way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term issue: Hpv is a member of a class of dna viruses that tends to stay in your system long term. Like a cold sore it can surface & disappear many tomes. The warts that some strains cause can clear spontaneously over a few years, be lasered off or distroyed by topical meds but they can return years later. ...Read more
Not all HPV goes away.Why do doctors wait til age 30 to offer treatment?Some test before but not all. If have high grade at 30 what is the treatment?
HPV: I know of no physician, especially those serving women, who would ever wait till 30 to do a pap smear. The pap smear is the basic test for hpv related cervical changes. The only reliable test for hpv in a pap smear is fairly new called the hybrid hpv dna test and is offered at each pap smear. American medicine has no standard of care that would postpone this important test until thirty. ...Read more
After all HPV treatments (by cold burning theraphy) and now negative I have lost plesure and sometimes have pain during intercorse...Why can this be?
Liquid Nitrogen: You may blister or swell after cryo-therapy with liquid nitrogen. The treated tissues may take time to return to normal. Without knowing when you had this therapy it is hard to comment any more. But, it is not likely that liquid nitrogen destroys sexual pleasure. ...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?
??Treatment??: The wart strains do have some available treatments, while the others are just monitored.The immune system will eventually clear the primary infection.However, this family of virus strains tend to stay in your system forever,treatment or not.Try to get more info from your source of care. ...Read more