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Is it possible for a man to have HPV and not have any visible symptoms from it?

Is it possible for a man to have HPV and not have any visible symptoms from it?

Yes: Men don't have any symptoms from having the hpv types that cause changes to the cells of the cervix, or abnormal pap smears. Men get hpv or genital warts caused by hpv types 6 and 11--then they will have symptoms of warts. If men have genital warts, they are at much higher risk of having other types of hpv that can cause abnormal pap smears for women. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals(male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more

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How do hpv oral symptoms look like in men?

How do hpv oral symptoms look like in men?

Warts, cancer (rare): Oral HPV usually causes no symptoms at all. Rarely warts inside the mouth; more rarely, cancer of the throat. The vast majority of oral HPV causes neither problem and clears up on its own. But warts and maybe cancer are more common in people with immune deficiency, especially due to HIV (maybe on your mind, since you're in Uganda?). If you think you have oral warts, HIV testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of HPV (genital warts) in men?

What are some of the symptoms of HPV (genital warts) in men?

Here are ...: Seeing newly developed bumps of variable size and elevation with no discomfort mainly on the penis, occasionally at urethral opening, around anus, or rarely even in the throat, depending on personal sex lifestyle. At times, one may feel some burning urination since concomitant STD-urethritis by gono / chlamydia may happen. Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How to know if a man has HPV when no symptoms show? And if symptoms (warts) show, how to make them go away? What to apply? Cream, ointment?? For men

How to know if a man has HPV when no symptoms show? And if symptoms (warts) show, how to make them go away? What to apply? Cream, ointment?? For men

You Can't: Know if he has HPV unless he tells you or you see active lesions and various forms of HPV have different types of lesions in different areas of the bodies when active. Other times, someone with HPV (and most people have some form of it) is dormant and may never be an issue. Most lesions need to be removed by a clinician though some can be cleared with creams or ointments. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ HPV wed via pap. No visible symptoms ! gyno said no other tests r needed & get pap in 1 year. Should i be concerned 4 warts & cancer ?

Diagnosed w/ HPV wed via pap. No visible symptoms ! gyno said no other tests r needed & get pap in 1 year. Should i be concerned 4 warts & cancer ?

Follow up with doc: Most hpv will resolve on its own. Approximately 5-10% of hpv infections may not resolve and eventually result in abnormal pap tests with pre-cancer changes. Following up regularly with your doctor is the most important step. If the pap smear changes, your doctor will discuss further treatment if needed. Keep following your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?

Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?

Antibodies/exam: Your physician may be able to do a test that can identify if you have developed antibodies to the strain of the virus.An ENT may also be able to examine the back of your tongue & throat & identify areas where the germ may have activity. However, once you have it, it can stay forever & not necessarily always be visable. ...Read more

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Male (Definition)

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