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Hpv Virus In Men Throat
Can happen: The HPV virus has been known to be associated with the development of squamous cancer of the cervix. More recently, HPV has been shown to also be associated with oral squamous cancer. Since the virus is present under the foreskin of the penis and the vaginal area of the cervix, any means by which the virus can enter the oral cavity can induce the squamous cell lesion. Cunilingus is one method. ...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 HPV shots back in High School. Does that mean I cannot get the virus? My doctor is afraid I might have it in my throat.
Not exactly: There are over 40 different types of HPV virus. The Cervarix vaccine is a vaccine against HPV types 16 & 18. The Gardasil vaccine is a vaccine against HPV types 6, 11, 16, & 18. These were chosen because 16 & 18 are the most common cause of Cervical Cancer while 6 and 11 are the most common cause of genital warts. The vaccine doesn't protect against the less common types. Best wishes. ...Read more
My husband has a cancerous tumor on his neck. The doctor said it either started as a leision or HPV virus. Can i be at risk for hpv. ?
Possibly: If in fact your husband has had hpv (which appears to be in question) it is also possible that he transmitted it to you. I suspect, however, that if you have had pelvic exams with pap smears done during the years of your marriage and they have not revealed changes compatible with hpv infection, then you are free of disease. It would be advisable to see your ob/gyn doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
My friend has HPV warts on his neck, i used his pillow for some days, will i acquire the virus and get warts on my neck or other parts? A bit worried.
Probably not warts: First, the neck is a very unlikely place for warts; something else probably is the cause. Your friend should see a doctor for professional diagnosis. But even if they are warts, the virus that causes them (human papillomavirus, HPV) is not transmitted by contact with clothing, sheets, etc. You are not at risk even if your friend has warts on the neck or anywhere else. ...Read more
The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more
Not as dangerous..:
It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal
warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might
be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have
a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more
Jumping Conclusions: There are more cases of throat cancer in men. Hpv is one of the causes of throat cancer. Does not mean there are more hpv induced throat cancer in men. Additional causes (some may make hpv induced more likely) include smoking, alcohol, poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, smokeless tobacco, etc., all more likely in men. Further studies need to be done to determine if hpv is the main cause. ...Read more
Not a whole lot:
Men gave the HPV to women in the 1st place.
Then oral sex is a way for men to get it back
young people of both sexes up to age 20 need to get vaccinated against HPV.
older or those who already have it, vaccine is not helpful
so avoid oral sex or use condoms is the only answer for your question.
hope this helps ...Read more
Often no symptoms...: Most men with hpv infection have no signs or symptoms. Hpv can infect the skin of the penis / scrotum / perianal areas and can cause warts, but many male patients who have hpv have no symptoms. Hpv can also cause dysplasia (precancer) and true cancer at these sites. In addition, hpv can infect the lips, oral cavity, tongue / tonsils and can cause warts, precancer, and cancer in these sites too. ...Read more
HPV virus carrier: Only a doctor can tell you this by exam and tests. ...Read more
Yes...but: HPV is a family of viruses. Certain strains are riskier than others In pre-vaccine studies as many as 70% of women had blood evidence of some prior HPV infection. Only the #16 strain is associated with genital & oropharyngeal cancer that would make oral sex a problem. Others may be found in the future but for now this is the problem strain. Her doc can define which one she had. ...Read more
Can I have try having a baby with a man, if I have HPV virus, without getting him or the baby infected?
Depends: This depends on how you define having hpv. The virus has active and dormant phases. If you are discussing the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments.However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence.You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state. ...Read more
im a 28 year old man.
I have a sort of lump in my throat .
I have blisters on the oropharynx and the veins are highly visible. Is it hpv?
DNA viruses: Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cause warts only (like warts on feet and fingers). Other strains are more commonly seen on the genitals (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, etc...) and can be spread by sexual contact. The pap test and hpv dna tests and biopsies are used to diagnose hpv. ...Read more
No: The two are totally differentGet a more detailed answer ›
No Cons: The Gardasil shot is a vaccine that protects you against two low risk hpv types and two high risk types of hpv. The vaccine does not contain any virus. It is quite safe. In my opinion, there is no downside except cost as insurance companies in my state do not cover Gardasil over the age of 26. ...Read more
Different strains: There are lots of different hpv strains. The ones that are sexually transmitted, which cause cervical and penile cancer, don't cause warts on someone's hand. There are strains that aren't STDs which do cause warts on the hand and are transmitted just through skin to skin contact. They are all very contagious. ...Read more