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Hpv Type 16 Symptoms
I received the results of HPV typing and I'm positive for LR57/71, HR 56, HR 66/68. Is there a cure? Does it go away?
Follow doc's advice: Almost all HPV infections are cleared by the immune system, usually 1-2 yr. Viral DNA may persist with chance of later recurrence, but for practical purposes the infection is gone. More important than HPV itself is whether you have dysplasia (pre-cancer cells) of the cervix or other infected area. Even high-risk HPV rarely leads to actual cancer. Follow doc's advice about treatment and follow-up. ...Read more
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 received the results of HPV viral typing and I'm positive for
HPV HR 56
HPV HR 66/68
Is there anything I can do to stop HPV.And partner?
HPV: HPV 56,66/68 are high risk strains for cervical cancer, using a female condom would prevent skin contact and spread of HPV, also using Microbicides A 2005 review article suggested that several inexpensive chemicals might serve to block HPV transmission if applied to the genitals prior to sexual contact. Carrageenan which is a sexual lubricant brand may prevent spread of HPV ...Read more
I know there is different types of HPV , but what of it's been months and no signs or symptoms.I'm getting tested regardless just need higher thoughts?
Question about HPV I am a 42 year old male. My former partner had an abnormal pap 4 years ago which the dr said was hpv, though didn't specify a type. Her subsequent followups and next 3 annuals came back clean, and i've never had any symptoms myself.
Let : Let me start by saying that approximately 1/3 people carry the hpv virus. Most of those people don't have signs or symptoms and may never know. There are 100's of types of hpv, the most dengerous causing cervical cancer in women; there are other types which cause genital warts. The cancer risk in men in much lower than women; the types that most commonly affect men are rectal and throat. We can safely assume based on history your partner is a carrier of the hpv virus, fortunately for her she has had 3 normal paps and therefore showing no cervical changes. To answer your question, hpv can be passed by oral sex and even genital to genital contact. In order to fully protect yourself a condom should be used with all sexual activity (oral and vaginal) from start to finish. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Any life event always displays itself at a certain spot on its course or pattern of full spectrum to reflect the host's coping ability; likewise, HPV infection does by showing no symptoms at all to full-blown cauliflower-like lesion, but not with "dermatitis" except catching superimposed skin infection by yeasts - candida, or bacteria - staph or strept, but rarely. ...Read more
Tested positive genital HPV16 & others. How to know if I have the throat type too? Is it also no symptoms? How to cure throat HPV in this case if any?
No cure: There is immunization for HPV, but no cure - yet. In most individuals, the body's immune system seems to neutralize the virus over an up to 2 year time period. HPV infections don't cause symptoms, unless an individuals' body is unable to fight the virus and decade down the road ends up with cancer of the cervix or the throat. A swab from the throat is technically possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals(male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more
Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary. ...Read more
High risk types.: There are more than 100 strains of hpv. Of these, some are more strongly associated with progression to cancer than others. Hpv dna testing performed on anogenital samples like pap smears looks for the most common types of these "high risk" viral strains. The most widely used hpv dna test is called hybrid capture 2. This method detects the 13 most commonly encountered high risk viral types. ...Read more
Cervical cancer: The concern for females is that there is an association between high risk hpv types and cervical and vulvar cancers. However, hpv infections are incredibly common and most people with hpv do not get cancer. It's important to be up to date with your visit with your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Men don't have any symptoms from having the hpv types that cause changes to the cells of the cervix, or abnormal pap smears. Men get hpv or genital warts caused by hpv types 6 and 11--then they will have symptoms of warts. If men have genital warts, they are at much higher risk of having other types of hpv that can cause abnormal pap smears for women. ...Read more
HPV: Unless you get warts this is a difficult question to answer. If you get one of the dangerous strains of hpv it can take some years to show on your pap smears. It is always best at your age, regardless of your sexual history to get the hpv vaccine known as gardisil. Please do not miss this vital vaccination. ...Read more