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What is HPV virus?

What is HPV virus?

HPV: Hpv is the most common sexually transmitted disease affecting up to 70% of the population. Although most infections resolve on their own it can lead to genital warts, abnormal pap smears and cancers of the cervix, vagina, anus, rectum, vulva, penis and throat. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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 happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

What happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

HPV about 80%: HPV is responsible for about 80% of the cancers. There are other carcinogenic stimuli in the genes and environment. Alcohol and tobacco are two known carcinogens. Other chronic infections of the cervix may also contribute. ...Read more

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What happens if an HPV virus is found inside the penis and urethra, what is the treatment my urologist should recommend?

What happens if an HPV virus is found inside the penis and urethra, what is the treatment my urologist should recommend?

Here are ...: If wart is seen and confirmed at urethral meatus, I would get rid of it and see. In 4 weeks, take a look at the treated site; then, I may take a look into the distal part of urethra with a small scope (rarely needed) to assure no lesion. If lesion is seen, intraurethral application of 5-FU cream gingerly as instructed may be tried, not without a price, i.e., side effects. For details, ask Doc ... ...Read more

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What are human papilloma viruses (hpv)?

What are human papilloma viruses (hpv)?

DNA viruses: Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cause warts only (like warts on feet and fingers). Other strains are more commonly seen on the genitals (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, etc...) and can be spread by sexual contact. The pap test and hpv dna tests and biopsies are used to diagnose hpv. ...Read more

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What is HPV [human papilloma virus]?

An infection.: Hpv (human papilloma virus) is an infectious organism. It is a dna virus that is spread by human to human contact including sexual contacts. Some high risk strains of this virus are associated with cervical, vaginal, anal, and oral warts, precancers and cancers. ...Read more

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What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

Possible ...: Contacting HPV may not necessarily contract it. Contracting it does mean you will have clinical appearance of wart lesion, but may become its carrier. This situation reflects the balance of the infectivity of the HPV subtype you contracted and host (you) immune defense ability. While disliking to hear such uncertainty, this is the life reality yet we have to face and deal with. More? Ask Doc .... ...Read more

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Does HPV cause cancer? What is the link between the HPV virus and cancer? Can HPV cause cancer?

Does HPV cause cancer? What is the link between the HPV virus and cancer? Can HPV cause cancer?

HPV causes cancer: Human papilloma virus causes cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. Your daughters and nieces should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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The doctor found 5 types of HPV and she said i need cervical surgery. What does it mean? If the HPV virus will be gone after the surgery?

Cervical surgery is: Usually called a leep or a cone biopsy. It is done to remove "dysplastic" or precancerous skin from the cervix. It does not make hpv virus go away, just the pre cancerous skin changes caused by hpv. The virus will still be there, there is no surgery or medication to get rid of the virus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have HPV virus and I don't want my kid to have it. I'm not even sure if I'm pregnant yet but, I'm just looking into early options.?

What to do if I have HPV virus and I don't want my kid to have it. I'm not even sure if I'm pregnant yet but, I'm just looking into early options.?

Hpv: You can not rid yourself of this virus once you have it but your child will be only at risk if you have one of the infections from it called genital warts. Your doctor will examine you for this if you are concerned. For younger women there is a vaccine to help reduce the chance of getting the most common HPV types. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have, ...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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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