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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. Creighton Wright
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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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Can I still get the HPV shot after 1 year of being sexually active?

Reasonable idea: The vaccine can only protect you from HPV strains to which you are not infected.Since the present vaccine contains 9 strains, there is a good chance you have never been exposed to most of them. Getting the vaccine now in not only reasonable but has a good chance of simplifying your life over many years. ...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

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Why did i get my period 17 days early? Ive been having my period for about 4/5 years now, and im not sexually active, and this has never happened befo

Why did i get my period 17 days early? Ive been having my period for about 4/5 years now, and im not sexually active, and this has never happened befo

Menstrual period: Menstrual periods can skip a month, be late, or be longer than usual occasionally and this all be normal or a response to illness or infection. Sometimes bleeding can tail off over a few days at the end. ...Read more

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Why don't i get my period? I'm 19 and not sexually active. I get my period once every three or four months and it's extremely painful. I can't even stand because the pain is so bad. What could this be?

Why don't i get my period? I'm 19 and not sexually active. I get my period once every three or four months and it's extremely painful. I can't even stand because the pain is so bad. What could this be?

When : When did you first start your period? Within the first 2-3 years of starting a period, a young woman may not have regular monthly ovulations which can lead to an irregular period. This is completely normal and nothing for you to worry about. Over the next few years, your period will become more regular. If you did start your period more than 3 years ago, there are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. You've got 2 reasons to call your doctor - for the irregularity of your period and for the pain you experience. Your doctor will take a thorough history and physical and may run some tests to find out why your period is irregular. Often your period can be regulated (and be made less painful!) by using hormonal birth control such as the pill or depo shot. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Not really: There are dozens of strains of HPV, but the ones associated with genital warts or cancer are not passed that way.They appear to require direct contact from one infected surface to another to transfer and do so to specific recipient tissues, not the rough and thick skin of the hand. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in almost 4 months. Not sexually active and i'm slightly overweight. Why haven't i gotten it yet andhow can I get it?

I haven't had my period in almost 4 months. Not sexually active and i'm slightly overweight. Why haven't i gotten it yet andhow can I get it?

Common problem : 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 redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How come i get bumps on my private area after shaving with shaving cream? How do i get rid of them? why do they keep coming? i'm not sexually active!

How come i get bumps on my private area after shaving with shaving cream? How do i get rid of them?  why do they keep coming? i'm not sexually active!

Bumps: it could be a reaction of the skin in that area to the trauma of shaving. We all have bacteria (usually Staph) all over our skin and deep into the skin and they can cause low grade infection. some poeple get the same thing at the back of their head after a hair cut. Try to use something that has 70% alcohol in it (liquid , cream, lotion) over the area before shaving next time, it may help ...Read more

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I'm 24, sexually active. Can I still get HPV vaccine? Is there any risk of getting it?

I'm 24, sexually active. Can I still get HPV vaccine? Is there any risk of getting it?

9to26 years: Vaccine is safe and you can get local action like any vaccine and is s safe s any vaccine Discuss with your doctor or gynecologist It is given from 9years to 26 years age ...Read more

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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