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I Just Found Out That I Have Hpv How Do I Get Rid Of It
Cannot Get Rid of It: There are no medications to get rid of of hpv. Non smokers with helathy immune systems tend to clear the infection over 6-9 months without treatment. Although most will clear on its own, hpv is a virus that has been shown to cause cervical, penile, anal and head/neck cancers. If you are a female, be sure to get yearly checkups with your gynecologist. If you are a male, use condoms. ...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
Just found out I have highrisk hpv and cin1! Some say they will go away is that true? How long does it take?? How do i get rid of them quicker?
Why was pap done?: Immune system clears HPV, typically in several months. HPV DNA may persist and infection may reactivate years later, but usually doesn't. Why did you have a pap anyway? Paps are no longer recommended before age 25. If your HPV and CIN1 were never detected, they would have cleared on their own, with almost no cancer risk and none of this unnecessary worry. Get HPV vaccine, prevent future problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Most people recover from hpv naturally, like recovering from other viral infections. However, if the infection persists, there are no good interventions to get rid of the virus. If you are a woman, it is very important that you have regular check ups and pap examinations. A vaccine is available to prevent common types of hpv infections. ...Read more
It is a virus that: Infects skin cells. It is also an std--is transmitted by sex. There are 100+ strains. Some infect the cervix --cause pre-cancer/cancer. Some infect the throat, anus or penis --cause pre-cancer/cancer. Infections are cleared by your immune system. Smoking or immunity problems slow this down. Persistent infections lead to pre-cancer or cancer. Vaccines, less partners & no smoking all help. ...Read more
Adjust expectations: HPV is a family of viruses tend too persist indefinitely in those who become infected. It is transmitted sexually from a partner shedding the virus.It may have no obvious symptoms and shed intermittently for years. Regular pap smears can identify pre-cancerous lesions that can be effectively treated. Some strains produce obvious warts which respond to treatments. ...Read more
HPV: This is one of those viruses that can stay with you but some people may never have symptoms. There is a vaccine against the more common types of this virus which is helpful against cervical cancer and genital warts that is now offered to preadolescent and young adults to reduce this virus infection in the public . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been researching HPV a lot and I'm still so stuck! can you get rid of HPV or not?
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
Stop smoking: We don't know the best way to help your body clear an hpv infection--aside from getting the hpv vaccine (gardasil) and not smoking. I encourage patients to eat dark green, leafy vegetables and brightly colored fruits and veggies--they are usually higher in anti-oxidant levels. Smoking definitely hinders your ability to fight an hpv infection. ...Read more
Yes: In young women at age 21, this is almost always what happens. It's just a very small percentage of woman who become chronic carriers for the virus. One of the most important factors is smoking so quit if you smoke. Eat a diet high in fresh fruits & vegetables. Usually the virus will be gone within 3 years but in many women much faster, even as quickly as 3 months. ...Read more
I think my boyfriend gave me Hpv What can I do to get rid of it im also pregnant? What can he do also?
Here are some...: Your described scenario deserves a course of just watch-and-see since being exposed to a bug doesn't mean contract it and contracting it doesn't mean developing its related disease because of widely varying in individual defense including external natural barriers (skin & mucosa) and internal humoral immune ability. But for one of 20, consider HPV vaccination for which you may ask your gyn-doc. ...Read more
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?!
Can i get rid of HPV virus permanently out of my body? Is it really right that it may take some years to clear it permanently? Have it since 2013
Don't smoke: HPV DNA may persist indefinitely, but it isn't known how often this happens. Active infection usually is controlled by the immune system within a year or two, does not recur, and the virus cannot be transmitted. So for practical purposes, it is cured. There are no medications, diets, or anything else known to improve clearance. Smoking may delay clearance or increase risk of future problems. ...Read more
My husband has Hpv.i think he exposed it to me though I don't have.we are having unprotected sex.but m afraid of getting this disease.how can get rid?
HPV vaccine: There is actually a vaccine for HPV -human papilloma virus. Even though you are 28, you might be a good candidate for that - given your husband's infection. Unfortunately it might be 'too late' though depending on when he contracted it and how much sexual contact you've had already. I would CERTAINLY talk to your doctor about possibly getting the vaccine and taking other steps to reduce your risk. ...Read more
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