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Male Symptoms Hpv
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
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
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
Are there tests to diagnose HPV for men? My girlfriend told me she has hpv. I don't have any symptoms, but am worried i might get it. How can I find out if I have hpv?
There : There isn't a standardized screening/ blood test for men. ...Read more
Question about HPV I am a 42 year old male. My former partner had an abnormal pap 4 years ago which the dr said was hpv, though didn't specify a type. Her subsequent followups and next 3 annuals came back clean, and i've never had any symptoms myself.
Let : Let me start by saying that approximately 1/3 people carry the hpv virus. Most of those people don't have signs or symptoms and may never know. There are 100's of types of hpv, the most dengerous causing cervical cancer in women; there are other types which cause genital warts. The cancer risk in men in much lower than women; the types that most commonly affect men are rectal and throat. We can safely assume based on history your partner is a carrier of the hpv virus, fortunately for her she has had 3 normal paps and therefore showing no cervical changes. To answer your question, hpv can be passed by oral sex and even genital to genital contact. In order to fully protect yourself a condom should be used with all sexual activity (oral and vaginal) from start to finish. ...Read more
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
Male:When my HPV warts are gone, should I feel obligated to tell all future partners of my infection which showed symptoms? I know condoms aren't 100%
Yes...: it would be honorable of you to tell them and be very truthful. I also recommend getting tested to determine the strain of HPV virus and to have the saliva test for HPV done also. (www.OralDNA.com) Certain strains of HPV viruses have been known to cause or be associated with several different cancers. Consult with your PCP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there males out there been diagnosed with HPV with the only symptom of itching in the genital region?
Not me.....: Personally. But i treat women with vulvar conditions caused by hpv that manifest themselves as itching and the conditions are hard to see with the naked eye. Vulvoscopy after treatment of the skin with a vinegar solution makes the skin abnormalities visible for biopsy. Do not try that at home though. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if my partner has genital HPV or not? He's ok and no symptoms. Blood test? DNA test? How can men find out? What's the treatment for them??
Don't ask: Please forgive me. There's no test for HPV for a man, and no treatment. If you are right for each other, it's moot. HPV is not a danger to your life if you get regular pap smears and follow-up. If this guy is worth loving, and loves you, take him just as he is -- and be thankful also for the fact that we can manage HPV. You have been immunized, right? ...Read more
Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self cure in most: Most men get over the infection on its own; however, there is no known treatment to eradicate the infection in those who have persistent infection. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer