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Moles Contracted Hpv Virus
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
How do you determine if a growth/mole is HPV or something else it's small doesn't hurt flesh colored had it for a while hasn't spread (no $ for a dr)?
Skin lesion: If you are in a location close to a medical school they may well have free outpatient clinics with either a family physician or a dermatologist available and a quick look will generally be sufficient to allow determination of the risk. Do this. Good luck. ...Read more
I have what I thought was a mole on my vagina, my partner thinks it's hpv. It is not bumpy or cauliflowery but raised.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to render an opinion without examining the lesion, and even then it may not be definitive. You doctor may wish to remove it to have the lesion examined by a pathologist. If you have not done so, get a PAP smear and request the HPV test. The viral strains that cause genital warts are different from those that cause cervical cancer. Consult this site for info:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/STD/HPV/STDFact-HPV. Htm ...Read more
Hpv-genital warts my boyfriend has 1 brownish colored spot that is slightly raised on the skin near the bottom of his penis. He has had it for more than a year. I thought it was a mole, but he thinks he has hpv. Can this be genital warts if it is only 1 b
Not in 1st stage: For most this can have no symptoms and clear itself within the first 2 years, only to remain in hibernation in your body. Some strains have been associated with cervical, penile, anal and throat cancer that could arise decades after the 1st infection. So for most this is a minor inconvenience, for a rare few it is deadly. ...Read more
No.: When present, hpv infects the lining of the vagina and cervix. Hpv does not impact the ovaries or the lining of the uterus (parts of the female genital tract involved in menstruation). Hpv can cause warts, premalignant changes and in some instances malignancies of the cervix, vagina, and skin around the pelvis / anus, but having hpv generally does not impact menstruation. ...Read more
Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators believe the incubation period is 3 months. It is now known that some hpv infections are actually transient and temporary, and that the body may actually eliminate the virus successfully. This is most likely when infected at a young age. ...Read more
HumanPapillomaVirus: Human papilloma viruses is the name of a large group of viruses. There are about 100 subtypes of human papilloma viruses; almost half can occasionally cause cancer. For example, the virus that causes ordinary skin warts (including plantar warts) is called hpv-1. Two others, hpv-16 and hpv-18, are responsible for a majority of cervical cancers and are components of both of the hpv vaccines. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It is rarely necessary to remove the cervix to treat HPV or problems caused by it. Most HPV infections go away on their own. For severe HPV dysplasia, less drastic surgery, cautery, etc usually is sufficient. When the cervix is infected with HPV, the virus usually also has infected other tissues, like vagina, labia, etc. Treating the cervix does nothing for HPV at these sites. ...Read more
It doesn't: Genital infections with human papillomavirus (HPV) are sexually acquired; the virus doesn't "target" anybody until and unless they start to have intercourse. The HPV vaccines are recommended in people age 9-13 to be sure they are protected when they start to have sex, which often begins at age 14-18. In addition, the vaccine is most potent and maybe most effective at age 9-13. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Cryo is to destroy or de-naturalize the cells within a lesion such as tumors with liquid argon or warts with liquid nitrogen. After such procedure, the targeted tissues are so destroyed or de-naturalized to become not good enough to act as an agent to incite immune response. So, I doubt cyro will do what you asked. Nonetheless, behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we don't know. ...Read more
Very common...: You can get hpv from regular intercourse. Hpv is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Most people with hpv do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears hpv naturally within two years. Sometimes, hpv infections are not cleared and can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. ...Read more
FDA indications: When a company asks for permission to license a vaccine product it must gather testing reports to show effectiveness in the target populations (age, sex).Every age group tested provides unique problems. It's much easier to find negative hpv subjects in 10yo than 50 yo & prove the shot helped develop protective antibodies. Although the shot may help any adult, the approval comes for the target group. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on how you define having hpv. The virus has active and dormant phases. If you are discussing the active phase, like genital warts, these often eventually go away or respond to treatments. However, the virus is from a family of viruses well known for going dormant in the host body with the potential for recurrence. You tend to have it forever, but it may never return to an active state. ...Read more
? shot for it?: There is no shot to cure it. HPV is a family of dozens of viruses. Once you have it, the primary infection self clears within 2 years in most but the germ can linger in your system forever. The present HPV immunizations can help you develop antibodies that prevent future strains of the germ from infecting you, but they do not treat or cure existing infections. ...Read more
HPV Vaccines: Unfortunately not; the quadrivalent vaccine gardasil, for example, additionally, only protects against acquiring 4 common strains - 6, 11, 16, & 18. Once infected with any of these strains, or other strains, not covered by the vaccine, it is ineffective in eradicating the virus. ...Read more
What's the success rate for podofilox? Does it target the cosmetic effects or the actual hpv virus?
Around 70-80%: Aside from surgery or cautery, all treatments are around 70-80% effective: podofilox, sinecatechins, freezing, trichloroacetic acid, imiquimod. For any of these, switch to another if the first isn't very effective. Combination treatment often is best, e.g. freezing plus podofilox. None target HPV itself, but wart removal reduces HPV load and may speed clearance by the immune system. ...Read more
Does the fact that I've had normal pap smears up until 2 yrs ago mean I contracted the hpv virus after that time?
How is HPV transmitted by just salvia by french kissing. Or the virus have to active at that time to be transmitted.
Look down there: Hpv is usually transmitted through unprotected sex. It typically causes genital warts. You do not have to be active to transmit it. However, oral sex can transmit it to someone else's mouth so be careful. As an aside, it also increases risk of cervical cancer do be careful. ...Read more
If you have a normal pap does that mean you don't have the HPV virus anymore? Can the virus go away if you still have warts?
Not at all: HPV is a family of viruses. There are dozens of strains. At least 7 strains are associated with cervical cancer & 4 with warts (but not cancer). Once you have HPV it can remain in your system forever although the primary infection usually clears within 2 yrs. A negative Pap just means you have no signs of cervical cancer or pre-cancer at that time. It does not mean it won't be there next year. ...Read more