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If you have genital warts will your pap smear being tested for HPV be positive because of genital warts?

If you have genital warts will your pap smear being tested for HPV be positive because of genital warts?

Not necessarily: The strains that cause genital lesions are different from the ones that cause cervical changes.Having genital lesions does not prevent you from getting the strains that cause cervical changes.Paps are a screening test for pre-cancerous changes and as a screening test is not specific to what caused those changes. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body  can spread it?

Anywhere: The most common areas to spread hpv are the cervix and the penis, but the genital areas, anus, hand and possibly the mouth can too. Theoretically, any touching could, but it is thought to be primarily via sexual contact. ...Read more

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My biopsy results were abnormal. The dr said i had condyloma. Does this mean I have low risk hpv? What is the treatment? And will i get genital warts?

My biopsy results were abnormal. The dr said i had condyloma. Does this mean I have low risk hpv? What is the treatment? And will i get genital warts?

Not necessarily: If you are referring to a cervical biopsy, you have cervical hpv. Most condyloma are low risk hpv, but it is possible to be high risk type. Mild dysplasia requires no treatment. 80% of this will clear spontaneously. Generally cervical hpv does not cause external or vulvar warts/condyloma. ...Read more

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Hi doc..I tested positive for hpv. I had some genital warts burnt a few months ago, recent i saw blood on the condom after sex. It isn't period. Help?

Hi doc..I tested positive for hpv. I had some genital warts burnt a few months ago, recent i saw blood on the condom after sex. It isn't period. Help?

Bleeding after sex: Many things could cause bleeding after sex. A scratch or abrasion would be very common. An infection would also be a common cause. There are other possible causes. Do not hesitate to go in and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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Can the HPV that causes genital warts ever go away for good?

Can the HPV that causes genital warts ever go away for good?

Here are some ...: Once contracting HPV, this virus will stay with us forever, but doesn't mean you'll develop visible warts. However, if you're within the recommended age, i.e., ...Read more

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Can genital warts appear for the first time 5 years after contracting hpv?

Yes: They can be format in your body for a very long time. If you are young your body might clear the infection without you knowing you have it. If it does not clear, the warts can appear at any time, many years later. It is often a problem on a faithful marriage if the infection was caught beforehand ...Read more

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How does HPV cause genital warts and cancer at the same time?

How does HPV cause genital warts and cancer at the same time?

Double answer: There is good evidence that the wart producing strains just produce warts.However, you get the non-wart strains (associated with cancer) the same way and often never know you have them unless specific testing is done. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Viral Culture (Definition)

A viral culture involves taking a sample and plating it in a culture medium that allows it to grow. There are dozens of different media for viral culture, as each virus requires a different nutrient environment for it to grow. So, whenever this is suspected, many different types of culture media are "plated" to make sure the appropriate ...Read more