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If i had a lymph node biopsied and tested for stds, would the testing include hpv?

If i had a lymph node biopsied and tested for stds, would the testing include hpv?

No: A lymph node biopsy will be examined under the microscope. We're most concerned with any form of cancer and with some of the distinctive inflammatory diseases that may enlarge a node. Of the common sexually transmitted diseases, only syphilis presents a distinctive appearance here; testing for HIV and mono should precede biopsy. Hpv isn't diagnosed on lymph node biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 had 2 episodes of post coital bleeding in 6 months and yellow odorless discharge. Testing: negative std, hpv, urine, ecc. One area of atypical immaure metaplasia on biopsy p16 neg. What could it be?

I had 2 episodes of post coital bleeding in 6 months and yellow odorless discharge. Testing: negative std, hpv, urine,  ecc. One area of atypical immaure metaplasia on biopsy p16 neg. What could it be?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Does an STD test test for hpv?

Does an STD test test for hpv?

Not usually: Hpv is something a great many people get exposed to, and most will have no symptoms from it, nor is there anything to do about it even if it is positive without symptoms/lesions. ...Read more

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Why isn't HPV included in a routine STD test or pap? So many people have it and think they are STD free because they are ignorant about it.

Why isn't HPV included in a routine STD test or pap? So many people have it and think they are STD free because they are ignorant about it.

It usually is: It is the recommendation that it is done routinely but it is an expensive test with the technology not available everywhere. Accommodations must be made for docs not able to comply. You must remember, there are still people doing smears on a slide. For those docs that can get it done but don't, we must take the time to update our education if we are going to provide the service. ...Read more

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Myhusband had sex with 3 different escorts and always used condoms. I send him to do regular std test, but is there any way to know if he has hpv?

Myhusband had sex with 3 different escorts and always used condoms. I send him to do regular std test, but is there any way to know if he has hpv?

Assume he has it: Condoms can reduce but not eliminate the transfer of germs that cause STD's .Before the HPV vaccine was generally available as many as 70% of college age women had serum evidence of some strain of HPV. If he is having Sex with escorts, the likelihood of him not becoming infected is small, even with condoms. ...Read more

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HiI am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.is it dangerous?

HiI am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.is it dangerous?

No: The best screening tool for now is your Pap smear which you should do annually for the next 3 years and if it keeps coming negative you can go for once every 3 yrs. Many women under 30 are positive for HPV but they become negative later. ...Read more

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Hi I am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test. I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types. is it dangerous?

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I am 27 and i had a pap smear test and STD test.
I am HPV positive but the type is not included in 100 examined types.
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Not usually: Usually the test only is positive in the more dangerous subtypes of virus. But to know exactly what virus it is and how extensive the dysplasia is requires further evaluation such as biopsy. The risk of dying or complications resulting in hysterectomy are very very low with appropriate follow-up..so please follow up promptly with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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How expensive is STD testing?

How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more