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Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Not likely, but...: The hpv virus is very easily transmitted from person to person. Fingers, mouths, sharing sex toys without washing in between are all thought to be ways of transmitting hpv. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Can low risk hpv go away faster if your not sexually active ?

Can low risk hpv go away faster if your not sexually active ?

Makes no difference: The only thing known that seems to help the immune system clear HPV any faster is to avoid smoking. Treating visible warts may speed things up as well. Nothing else is known to help. and certainly avoiding sex won't make any difference, although of course that would reduce your risk of other HPV infections. You definitely should be vaccinated against HPV if not yet done. ...Read more

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How to know if I have to take HPV vaccination even if i'm not sexually active?

How to know if I have to take HPV vaccination even if i'm not sexually active?

Nobody has to: This is protection available for those who want it.I know of no situation where it would be required. At a listed age of 38, if this question is for you, it is unlikely your insurance would cover it anyway. ...Read more

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Is there a way to contract HPV without being sexually active? My sister was diagnosed with HPV recently, which has made me very confused. I know for a fact that she is not sexually active, has never had sex, no oral, and no sexual contact. I'm so confused

Is there a way to contract HPV without being sexually active? My sister was diagnosed with HPV recently, which has made me very confused. I know for a fact that she is not sexually active, has never had sex, no oral, and no sexual contact. I'm so confused

Hello. : Hello. There are many different strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). They cause warts. For instance hpv1 is a cause for warts on the feet (plantars warts). You could have hpv on your thumb - that means you have a wart. Saying that someone has hpv doesn't mean that it has to be sexually spread or on the genitals. I hope this was helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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I usually get my period every other month, and I am not sexually active. Is that normal ?

I usually get my period every other month, and I am not sexually active. Is that normal ?

Irregular periods: It is common to have irregular periods for first 2 years after menarche. After that periods usually becomes regular irregular periods is defined as intervals less than 21 days or more than 35 days ...Read more

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The first few day of my period the flow is so heavy that its even hard for me to get out of the house.i am not sexually active. ?

The first few day of my period the flow is so heavy that its even hard for me to get out of the house.i am not sexually active. ?

Need more info: I am not sure what your question is, are you concerned about whether there is something wrong that needs medical attention, or are you interested in a way to decrease your menstrual flow. Knowing your age would be helpful as this type of problem may have different implications at different ages. Hormonal therapy, such as birth control pills, are often helpful in decreasing menstrual flow. ...Read more

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Why is it that I don't get my period ? One month I would have it then the next month I won't , and i am not sexually active, should I be worried?

Why is it that I don't get my period ? One month I would have it then the next month I won't , and i am not sexually active, should I be worried?

Many causes: It is common for periods 2 b irregular 4the first year or 2 after they start & this could b all there is going on but there are many other causes4 skipping periods including stress, weight (high or low),diet, exercise, sleep patterns, medications, and illnesses such as thyroid disease, insulin resistance/diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome,and adrenal or pituitary problems.See a doctor 2 b sure ...Read more

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So I didn't get my period for 3 months. Then I finally did. Now it's been 32 days since my last period. I am not sexually active. What could be wrong?

So I didn't get my period for 3 months. Then I finally did. Now it's been 32 days since my last period. I am not sexually active. What could be wrong?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more