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Human Papillomavirus Hpv Infection
DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...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
Viral infection: There are many (dozens) of types of human papilloma virus, some of which result in genital warts (which is where it gets its name) and some of which can cause cervical dysplasia (a pre-cancerous change of the uterine cervix). These are sexually transmitted and are very common. Tests for hpv can be done at the time of a pap smear. ...Read more
Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious.. (27yr old male)
No and no. Sorry!: No blood test for HPV is commercially available or expected soon. They are used in research but not accurate enough for patient care. Once a blood test is positive, it is positive for life, long after the infection is gone. True cure of HPV also is unlikely. Happily, the immune system clears almost all infections, and the large majority cause no disease, even the types with the high cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human papillomavirus after being diagnose with hpv, i notice something down "there" which i think by feeling it, i see like bumps only on one area. But it does not look like warts because i looked all over online to identified what it was but it does not
Fmly of wart viruses: Hpv includes at least 100 identified strains of a wart producing dna bases virus. Two strains are associated with cervical cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stelth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use different from some other std's. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years. About 70% of females are expected to be serum + for hpv within 3 yrs of 1st sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of HPV human papillomavirus clearing on its own in someone's system (i.e a 27year old male) who has abstained for 7years since..?
Good chance: There is about a 70-90% chance that the immune system can clear the virus. If he notices symptoms (genital warts), he probably still has the virus. Condoms will reduce the infection rate to his partner, but it is not 100%, since it is transmitted from skin to skin, even through oral sex. Having the partner be vaccinated (as long as they're under age 26), would also reduce transmission. ...Read more
Sorry, not true : If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it up, including IVIG. If you have warts, any of several local treatments are effective, like freezing, podofilox, imiquimod, and others. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Can you tell me if a pregnant girl has mild HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby normal?
Yes: She can have the baby normally but it is possible that the baby can acquire the infection when it passes down the birth canal. ...Read more
Are there any blood tests in the world which can test for HPV (human papillomavirus) presence in men? Someone who insists on being diagnosed please.
No test for men: Currently there is no test for men to detect HPV. Some doctors may offer anal Pap smears for high risk men (men who have anal sex or is HIV positive). However, there is no blood test to detect HPV at the moment. If you are concerned with any symptoms, please see your doctor to be examined. ...Read more
Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?
HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more
Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irregular menses: Anything that disturbs your normal metabolic pathways, including infection, non-infectious inflammation, emotional disturbances, etc., can alter the frequency and timing of periods, but if they have stopped for a long period of time you might want to see a gynecologist for a full evaluation. Hpv could potentially do this. ...Read more
Dysplasia and HPV: The current thinking is that it takes 5-10 years for hpv to transform cervical cells. Women also seem to have a second bump in the risk of dysplasia in their 40's and 50's due to either changes in their immune system from aging or from exposure to new partners. If you have either dysplasia or a pap test positive for hpv, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more
Yes, maybe: Yes - hpv causes cellular changes to the cervix, vaginal and vulva leading to cancer and precancerous lesions that may need ot be removed. This could include proceedures such as leeps or loops that remove part of the cervix. This can cause incompetent cervix leading to difficulty with getting pregnant or continuing a pregnancy. It may also lead to the need to remove the whole uterus and cervix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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