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Doctor insights on: Low Risk Hpv Symptoms

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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Can all hpv- high risk cause cancer?

Can all hpv- high risk cause cancer?

That's why the name: There are hundreds of strains of HPV. Many can trigger benign conditions in humans and are seldom given more than a passing notice. The high risk strains get that name for a reason.They have been tied to cancer, while the others have not.The percentage of each strain causing specific cancers vary in the studies available. ...Read more

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Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Possibly, not always: High risk hpv infection may lead to genital warts in some people but not in all people. Some infected people have no warts and are "silent carriers" of the virus. Some people with intact immune systems can combat the viral infection and clear it without developing warts / precancer / cancer. Smokers, people with poor diets ; folks with diminished immune function are more like to develop lesions. ...Read more

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Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...Read more

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I have lsil, would that come from low risk or high risk hpv?

I have lsil, would that come from low risk or high risk hpv?

There is a test: That is determined by the HPV hybrid test your Gynecologist should have run with the pap smear. We no longer guess about these things. ...Read more

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How often could high risk HPV cause cervical cancer?

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How often could high risk HPV cause cervical cancer?

Here are some...: Any cancer is the ending result of lifelong making process; so is cervical cancer to which some 75% of cases are clearly associated with high-risk subtypes of HPV like 16, 18, 33, 35, 39, etc., chiefly 16 & 18. Nonetheless, always take on diligence & vigilance to get annual PAP smear under colposcopy. More on life reality? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can being HPV positive only mean high risk HPV or can that include low risk also?

Hard to say: There are several available tests for HPV, some non-specific and some yielding data on which strains have been involved.Without knowing which type of test you had makes an answer unrealistic. Try to find out which test you had and that should give you the answer. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Not particularly: Many women carry evidence of high risk HPV strains for decades without it effecting having families. If you are not in the midst of treatment for cervical cancer, the cervix/uterus will carry a pregnancy as it would otherwise & the HPV would be just a novelty. Pregnancy would not increase or decrease the risk involved. ...Read more

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Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Do only the high risk strains of HPV cause abnormal paps/dysplasia?

Pretty much: Almost everybody with that stuff has one or more of the high-risk strains on board. I'm glad for the immunizations. ...Read more

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Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous? Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure

Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous?  Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure

No increased risk: Unlike cervical, anal, and vulvar cancer, ovarian cancer is not caused HPV, and there is no evidence that the risk of overian cancer is any higher in women with HPV, either high or low risk types. Presumably you're in the care of a gynecologist for the ovarian cysts. Continue to follow up as directed and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Yes.: High risk strains of human papillomavirus can be spread by oral sex such as oral to genital contact. This can result in transmission of hpv from the mouth to the genitals or from the genitals to the mouth. In a fraction of people, such infections may lead over time to premalignant or even malignant changes in the genitals or the mouth / lips / tongue / throat. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

Very low: I tell my patients that we can pretty much eliminate the risk of them getting cancer from hpv if they follow-up regularly as directed with their primary doctor or ob/gyn. Hpv changes cells of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus that are detectable and treatable before cancer develops. ...Read more

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What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

Likely to advance: High risk hpv via colposcopy will usually mean cin iii or worse. If the abnormal pap test has not been followed up with colposcopy where the cervix is looked at microscopically please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can you explain what is considered high risk hiv and low risk hiv exposure? Very confusing!

Can you explain what is considered high risk hiv and low risk hiv exposure? Very confusing!

See below: Please visit this site for guidelines on Safer Sex. http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more

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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

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What do people do with HPV high risk serotypes?

Follow closely: Any hrhpv virus has the potential to progress to high grade dysplasia or cancer, so repeat pap smears and colposcopies are important until the pap is normal & the hpv goes away. This may happen spontaneously or as the result of a treatment like a leep. ...Read more

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Is atypical papilloma at high risk of cancer?

Is atypical papilloma at high risk of cancer?

Papilloma is a: general term for benign growth, there should be more in the diagnosis, I have never heard of atypical papilloma, get a copy of your pathology and make sure it was read by dermatopathologist ...Read more