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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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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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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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

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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