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Regarding hpv: what percentage of the opinions of medical doctors about this disease, in your opinion, are fact versus conjecture?

Confusing question: You did not state a clear question. Opinion about what? Hpv does cause disease, that is fact. Some strains cause cervical cancer, that is fact. Some strains do not cause cancer, that is fact. If you have a specific question about unproven issues, please submit it with clear wording. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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Why do doctors say someone is "clear" of HPV when the person ceases to show outward signs of the disease? Hpv is for "life" and cannot be eliminated.

Why do doctors say someone is "clear" of HPV when the person ceases to show outward signs of the disease? Hpv is for "life" and cannot be eliminated.

Primary vs secondary: People will often clear the primary stage of HPV within two years if they have a normal immune system. As you say, it then can hibernate in your body for life produce problems later. Your issue is with a difference in how you use terminology. Clearing the first stage is just that, it does not mean eliminating the germ. ...Read more

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My husband wiped a bleeding cut with a sweat rag from another person. The rag was damp, can he catch a disease like HPV or whatever they could have?

My husband wiped a bleeding cut with a sweat rag from another person. The rag was damp, can he catch a disease like HPV or whatever they could have?

No HPV or STD risk: Any infection risk is low. If there is risk at all, it's for cold viruses, influenza, and common skin bacteria like staph, strep, and so on. There is no risk for HPV or other STDs, which are not transmitted in this way. ...Read more

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Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

No: Not related. However, warts of any kind are more common among patients with certain immune deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can you catch hpv from a toliet seat urine or can you catch a disease from urine period please help?

Can you catch hpv from a toliet seat urine or can you catch a disease from urine period please help?

Here are some ...: Catching virus or bacteria doesn't mean going to contract and develop disease by virus or bacteria because we constantly rely on the natural barriers — skin/ mucosa, and personal defense immune ability to win the invisible war against the all microorganisms inside and around us. Of course, taking precaution with sanitary approach to daily living would help, but not overzealous and even obsessive. ...Read more

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Contract HPV back in 1993 and got treatment, do I need always be tested when I visited my obgy?? And can this diseases come back?

Contract HPV back in 1993 and got treatment, do I need always be tested when I visited my obgy?? And can this diseases come back?

HPV: Yes the hpv can come back or you can be reinfected with a new case or other sexually transmitted disease as long as you are having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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What else does HPV cause to the body apart from warts and cancer? Does it assist to worsen other diseases if any? Will it ever attack the body?

What else does HPV cause to the body apart from warts and cancer? Does it assist to worsen other diseases if any? Will it ever attack the body?

Only warts, cancer: HPV doesn't cause any health problems other than warts and cancer. Cancer is the main serious problem. HPV doesn't worsen any other diseases or "attack the body" other than warts or cancer. Having HPV is normal: it happens to almost every human being who has sex. If you see any genital area bumps, warts, etc see your doctor; and have regular pap smears. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the diseases that cause mum not encouraged to breastfeed? Hiv? Hepatitis? Hpv?

What are the diseases that cause mum not encouraged to breastfeed? Hiv? Hepatitis? Hpv?

Very few: Hiv, human t-cell leukemia virus type 1, active tuberculosis, — are absolute contraindications. Hepatitis (b, c) is not an absolute contraindication (only when you have a bleeding crackles on the breast). Temporary contraindications: active breast lesions, such as superficial boils, impetigo, and herpes simplex. Hpv is not a contraindication. ...Read more

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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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Lab results said HPV 16&18 were not detected. But says I may still be at high risk for disease. What could this be?

HPV: There are thirteen strains of hpv that can cause cancer and death. Four of the strains cause 95% of this disease, and the U.S. Gardisil vaccine covers those four. There is not good hpv testing yet that can really distinguish between the strains well, especially given that here are over 140 different hpv strains. The test we use with pap smears in washington state give us more of these than yours. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex with a girl who had huge warts on her body, she said it's not HPV or any disease but it I don't believe. What should I do?

Get educated: Skin warts are caused by strains of HPV but not the strains that cause genital warts. The strains that cause genital warts are different & exposure to genital wart strains could give you genital warts during intercourse. Trust your gut.If you believe something doesn't look right you are probably right. ...Read more

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When I have cold, cough or flu (any disease), will my immune system be busy fighting it & hence slow on fighting HPV? Will being sick effect? Thnx

When I have cold, cough or flu (any disease), will my immune system be busy fighting it & hence slow on fighting HPV? Will being sick effect? Thnx

Immunocompetent: By being immunocompetent your immune system can fight several diseases at different fronts at the same time, immunity does wax and wane, so it isn't in a steady state, your best bet to stay healthy, and stay immunocompetent: sleep well, exercise regularly, fresh air, lots of fruits and vegetables, goodluck ...Read more

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Does HPV vaccine work on who already have contracted the disease?

Does HPV vaccine work on who already have contracted the disease?

Prevent diff types.: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more

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Can I get hpv, sti, hiv or any type of disease from some who is clean and they have the prof they are?

Can I get hpv, sti, hiv or any type of disease from some who is clean and they have the prof they are?

Be careful, friend!: Use barrier protection if you have to ask this question. Nobody is certifiably free of HPV -- there are dozens of strains including some that we don't test for that can give you at least warts. HIV testing is reliable except very early, but do you want to bet your life? Who's got proof-positive they didn't meet gonorrhea yesterday? Keep practicing good habits -- be a gentleman. ...Read more

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I have auto immune disease Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. I also have HPV. Will my HPV get worse being I have auto immune illness? Afraid of cancer.

I have auto immune disease Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. I also have HPV. Will my HPV get worse being I have auto immune illness? Afraid of cancer.

HPV specialist: There may be more resistance to treatment of HPV with lupus and sjogrens syndrome. Since there are quite a few different treatments depending on location it is important to be under the care of a qualified specialist. Proper follow-up can prevent cancer. ...Read more

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The doctor told me my daughter has hecks disease I researched and saw words that alarm me like cancerous and hpv. Should I get another opinion, 3yr old?

The doctor told me my daughter has hecks disease I researched and saw words that alarm me like cancerous and hpv. Should I get another opinion, 3yr old?

Easy does it: I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your daughter's health. There are dozens of different strains of hpv, everybody carries at least a few of them, only a few able to produce cancer, and I've never heard of anybody dying of nuisance-diseases like heck's. If it doesn't self-cure, and it bothers her, it may be treated like other warts. ...Read more

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What tests detect hpv, cervictitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease?

What tests detect hpv, cervictitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease?

Diagnosis: Hpv--- culture/ biopsy
cervicitis---- culture/ pap smear
pid---- culture. ...Read more

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Does HPV automatically mean cancer in the future? Is it a lifetime disease? What are other causes for an abnormal pap besides chlamydia?

Does HPV automatically mean cancer in the future? Is it a lifetime disease? What are other causes for an abnormal pap besides chlamydia?

Relationship complex: Hpv does not automatically mean cancer. The relationship between cancer formation & hpv infection is complex, as there are many subtypes of hpv: some carry a high risk of cancer, while others do not. Most hpv infections are lifelong, making vaccination an important part of the public health discussion. For a list of conditions that could result in an abnormal pap smear, see the link below. ...Read more

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Bought used boxers from market.scared of getting HIV, HPV&other STDs &diseases from dem.if I wash dem wid detergent&dettol, will it be safe to wear dem?

Bought used boxers from market.scared of getting HIV, HPV&other STDs &diseases from dem.if I wash dem wid detergent&dettol, will it be safe to wear dem?

No risk: No chance. No STDs are ever transmitted by clothing, towels, toilet seats, etc. This sort of folklore disappeared almost a century ago. The only way you would ever be at risk is to have unprotected sex with infected partners. ...Read more

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Is it true that once affected by cervical cancer due to HPV, the solution is to remove the uterus? Does removing it eliminates the disease too?? Help

Is it true that once affected by cervical cancer due to HPV, the solution is to remove the uterus? Does removing it eliminates the disease too?? Help

Not Necessarily: With regular PAP smear we are able to diagnose Cervical CA at a very early stage. So Local excision, LEEP procedure, Colposcopy are several other options. It depended on how deep is extension of the cancer.

Yes, if Hysteractomy is required it eliminates the disease. Uerine and Cervical cancer are very localized cancer, Slow to spread ouside the body of Uterus and surgically treated ...Read more

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Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

HPV: It all depends upon the strain of hpv you get. The unfortunate news is that distinguishing strains is not readily available with testing. But, the bad strains of hpv can cause throat and rectal cancers in men. ...Read more

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Positive test of HPV genital. Does removing uterus now eliminates the disease once & for all? I don't want to wait till cervical cancer shows up

See my remark: Genital HPV is treatable! See your gynecologist, if you don't have one seek advice from your local health dept. Bahrain has good local and foreign doctors.
Imagine if we do preventive hysterectomies for all those
with HPV,we'd be very busy doing unnecessary surgeries ...Read more

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Is coughing, spitting & kissing contagious if I have throat HPV to others? If so, what are the solutions to get rid of the disease for good? Urgent plz

Is coughing, spitting & kissing contagious if I have throat HPV to others? If so, what are the solutions to get rid of the disease for good? Urgent plz

HPV: Kissing can spread the disease as this virus is not airborne coughing and spitting will not spread the virus there is no medication to get rid of it if you are concerned see an ear nose and throat specialist ...Read more

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Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?

Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?

Combination of thing: A few thoughts- although you may not have had anything obvious on ENT exam you may still have subclinical gerd, post nasal drip, allergy or even irritant. I would review your hx to see if there is anything we are missing — try trials of appropriate meds including standard anti gerd, anti drip and anti allergy. At the end of the day this might be a combo of things. ...Read more

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Yesterday, i had protected sex with a sex worker. however, I could see some blister near her private parts. Should I get pep for hpv or other diseases. And for bacterial & yeast can I take azithromycin 1mg + metronidazole 2 g?

Yesterday, i had protected sex with a sex worker. however, I could see some blister near her private parts. Should I get pep for hpv or other diseases. And for bacterial & yeast can I take azithromycin 1mg + metronidazole 2 g?

Probably not: For specific advise consult your physician. Use of a condom would make it less likely to have contracted HSV. Same for gonorrhea, HIV and Trichomonas. Testing for HSV isn't helpful as there is nothing to cure it and no treatment indicated in absence of symptoms. No treatment indicated for Candida(yeast) or Bacterial Vaginosis as male contacts don't need Rx. Only visit sex workers certified STD free ...Read more