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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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What exactly is HPV and how is treated?

What exactly is HPV and how is treated?

HPV: Hpv is the human papilloma virus that has a causal role in nearly all cervical cancers and in many vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers. Most hpv infections clear within 1–2 years, but those that persist can progress to precancer or cancer. Prevention of cervical cancer includes cervical cancer screening and hpv vaccination. Transmission can be reduced through condom use. ...Read more

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read more

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How do you tell someone you may potentially have hpv?

Sit Down & Talk: It is the same with any difficult subject, you need to sit down and talk. Once the dialog starts, it gets a little easier, but the hardest part is starting. If you find that you are totally unable to discuss the issue, then this person is probably not someone you are ready to be intimate with. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which websites are good for information on the human papilloma virus hpv?

This is a good one.: One good site is: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/genital_warts/hic_understanding_hpv.Aspx hope that you find this site useful / helpful. ...Read more

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What is purpose of HPV DNA test?

HPV: Once someone has hpv in their body, it is always there, but in most (~70%) people, the immune system keeps it dormant and there are no signs of it. Lab tests can be done to specifically determine the type(s) of hpv someone has. Types 16 and 18 are most often associated with cancers or precancers. ...Read more

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What happens if a LEEP procedure does not work when you have type 16 HPV?

Here are some ...: Though HPV subtypes 16 & 18 are highly associated with cervical cancer, all what you can do is following the recommended PAP smear and vaginal inspection more diligently and vigilantly than the average females so additional step may be timely executed. More? Ask your gyn-doc. Of course, regardless of what, who, when, and how you're, always practice healthy lifestyle without obsession. ...Read more

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I have perirectal lymph node swelling. Measuring 9mm. Had colonoscopy shows sigmoiditis. I have HPV could this mean cancer. I've been in bad pain .

I have perirectal lymph node swelling. Measuring 9mm. Had colonoscopy shows sigmoiditis. I have HPV could this mean cancer. I've been in bad pain .

Probably not: If you had rectal exam and colonoscopy that did not show a tumor mass then it is unlikely this lymph node is malignant. You mentioned sigmoiditis. My best guess is that this lymph node is reactive due to the inflammation in your sigmoid. ...Read more

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How to keep my kids safe and prevent them from getting HPV from my sister who lives with us?

How to keep my kids safe and prevent them from getting HPV from my sister who lives with us?

Household contact ok: Thanks for the question, ron. You sound like a concerned parent. Since hpv is a sexually transmitted disease, it isn't spread by casual contact--being in the same room, using the same dishes, using the same facilities as your sister won't put them at risk. There is a vaccine available for girls and boys that offers protection against some strains of hpv. The cdc has more info about hpv at cdc.Gov. ...Read more