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If Hpv Test Is Negative
I have chr tonsilitis, tonsil asymmetry and i might have oral hpv(gave oral sex).Hpv test negative(cervical) but what about oral hpv?Tonsil cancer risk
HPV: There are numerous possibilities here, and the best thing to do is to see a doctor and be examined and tested if they deem it appropriate. Cannot diagnose this without seeing it. Good luck. ...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
A few years ago i was diagnosed as HPV positive. Now the test is negative. The virus exists in the body and is inactive or does not exist any more?
I have hpv 16 on Hpv dna test. But pap is negative for hpv and no cell change. I think pap is incorrect as i have hpv 16 but no cell change. Expain me?
See below: Though false positive and negative Pap tests do occur, this not an uncommon finding: normal Pap and positive HPV 16. Indicates you have high-risk HPV 16 but has not yet caused pre-cancerous cell changes which can take years to occur. Your immune system may fight off HPV and never get cell changes. Or the HPV can persist and cause cell changes in the future. Usually, repeat Pap and HPV in 1 year. ...Read more
"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?
No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more
Couple of ways...: Possible for an hpv test to be positive in a patient with a later test being negative. A couple of explanations: 1. Variability in sampling: if the first test collected cells from a warty / infected area and the second test did not sample the warty area, the tests could both be "correct". Tests are only as good as samples. 2. Patient's immune response may have also have cleared the infection. ...Read more
If I test negative for HPVdoes this mean I do not have hpv? Had abnormal cells and had a 6month check which said negative for both. Do I have hpv?
No: No you don't.but go check with doctor for abnormal cells, Most of the time, minor changes go back to normal on their own. But more serious changes can turn into cancer if they are not removed. The more serious changes are often called “precancer” because they are not yet cancer, but they can turn into cancer over time. It is important to make sure these changes do not get worse. ...Read more
After a year and a half approx. did the HPV test again and it came back negative! Which means my body is cleared from it? Is that possible?I'm normal?
See below: HPV is a viral infection with more than 150 different strains or types. There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females and HPV is most common STD. Most people have no signs or symptoms. Some develop genital warts and others may develop HPV-related cervical, penile, or throat cancer. The majority of HPV infections will spontaneously clear within 2 years. ...Read more
My wife went to go get an HPV test because I can't but she came back with negative results saying she doesn't have it. Does that mean I don't have it?
No: A person cannot transmit a microorganism that one does not have. ...Read more
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