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Why did I start to grow more moles when I contracted the HPV virus, should I be concerned?

Why did I start to grow more moles when I contracted the HPV virus, should I be concerned?

See your derm: Any new skin lesions should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. I am not aware of any link between moles and hpv. ...Read more

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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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)?

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

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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.

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

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Can you die from hpv virus?

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

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Would the HPV virus cause you to not menstrate?

Would the HPV virus cause you to not menstrate?

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

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Is it true that human papilloma virus curable?

Not yet: While there is no cure for hpv, the good news is the infection often clears on its own. If it does not, and treatment is needed, there are many hpv treatment options. ...Read more

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What would be the latency period for HPV virus?

It varies: From initial contact with hpv, the latency period averages two to three months. However, the range for latency is one to approximately twenty months. This is for hpv virus infections that produce venereal warts. ...Read more

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How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

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

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In what viral group is human papilloma virus classified?

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

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Is an endometrial biopsy the same as a biopsy for HPV virus?

Is an endometrial biopsy the same as a biopsy for HPV virus?

No: Endometrial biopsy samples tissue from the endometrium, I always do a hysteroscopy when I do that, hpv is diagnosed on pap smear or hpv culture, or biopsy of a vulvar wart will show hpv. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy kill the hpv virus? If it os there on the skin?

Can chemotherapy kill the hpv virus? If it os there on the skin?

See answer: Though chemotherapy is used for advanced HPV-related cancers, I am unaware of systemic chemotherapy being used for genital or skin HPV warts as, at present, risks and costs far outweigh benefits. There are a variety of topical treatments available for visible warts. Though there is no specific cure for HPV infection, most infections resolve on their own within 2 years via your own immune system. ...Read more

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What happens if I get my cervix removed will the HPV virus go away?

What happens if I get my cervix removed will the HPV virus go away?

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

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How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

If you already had: It, get it treated, If you did not take protective measures besides maintaining good hygiene. Vaccination is done for young girls only, as adult population already exposed to the virus.Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Why does the human papilloma virus target girls between 9 and 13 years old?

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

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Help can cryotherapy make the immune system wake up and suppress the HPV virus?

Help can cryotherapy make the immune system wake up and suppress the HPV virus?

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

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I have HPV virus, but I haven't done oral or anal sex, why do I have HPV virus?

I have HPV virus, but I haven't done oral or anal sex, why do I have HPV virus?

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

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Why do they not want to include any older age groups for the HPV virus immunization?

Why do they not want to include any older age groups for the HPV virus immunization?

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

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Will my body rid the HPV virus on its own? Suppose it is a high risk type. I am a man

Will my body rid the HPV virus on its own? Suppose it is a high risk type. I am a man

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

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If I have the HPV virus and my doctor gave me the shot for it, will it cure it right away?

? 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

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I am infected with hpv, can I still be vaccinatio against the virus be effective with ma system?

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

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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

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Does the fact that I've had normal pap smears up until 2 yrs ago mean I contracted the hpv virus after that time?

No: You can have HPV for decades and never have an abnormal pap. It can also take years or decades to eventually cause the changes in the pap that signal transformation into a cancer. ...Read more

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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

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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?

HPV: Hpv or human papilloma virus is a family of related viruses that infect humans but cause different problems. Some hpv types can cause genital warts, but the hpv types that can cause genital warts are different from the types that can cause cancer. Hpv is the cause of 70% of cervical cancer globally. There are about 40 types of hpv that can infect the genitals or sex organs of men and women - the hpv types that are associated with changes on a woman’s cervix that can lead to cervical cancer include types 16 and 18, which are generally acknowledged to cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases.

Just having the hpv itself is not the same as cervical cancer as many women have hpv. Few of them get cervical cancer if they follow their doctor’s advice for screening and/or treatment. Hpv can infect the normal cells on your cervix to turn abnormal. Over many years, abnormal cells can turn into cancer if they are not found and treated by your doctor. It can take 10 to 15 years (or more) for cells to change from normal to abnormal, and then into cancer. Abnormal cells are sometimes called “pre-cancer” because they are not normal, but they are not yet cancer. The pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer. It looks for abnormal cells on your cervix that could turn into cancer over time. That way, problems can be found and treated before they ever turn into cancer.

Recently, a quadrivalent vaccine against hpv 6, 11, 16 and 18 has been shown to prevent infections and the cervical changes associated with them for those virus subtypes included in the vaccine. The effectiveness is nearly 100% in preventing new hpv 16 or 18 infections, which have been associated in more than 50% of cervical cancers. While there has been political controversy about the use of hpv vaccination before onset of sexual activity, the recommendations from the medical community support vaccination. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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