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When Do Hpv Warts Happen
Why do people/doctors say HPV can sometimes clear up on its own? Dont they mean HPV can lay dormant. Viruses never just go away! can't rid a virus.
HPV can go away: Hpv is a common virus that most of us are exposed to by virtue of being human beings who are sexually active. It is an issue when it causes genital warts and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix. It is possible for the virus to lay dormant in the areas where exposure occurred, but it can also be cleared. Your chances of clearing the virus are better if you do not smoke! ...Read more
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
It depends: Many herpes viruses exist: hsv(genital/oral); vzv(chicken pox & shingles);ebv(mono) & others.Everyone is at risk for initial infection with these.A 2nd outbreak (reactivation) occurs when your immune system (i.S.) is weak. I.S. Weakness occurs with illness, insufficient sleep, mental/emotional/physical stress, aging, cancer, i.S. Suppressing medicine & hiv. A vaccine to reduce VZV outbreaks exists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it so that it does not come back ?
MAYBE: These strains often clear eventually with or without treatment. However, they are from a family of viruses that tend to persist in your body for life, seen or unseen. The potential for a recurrence of visible lesions remains.Unfortunately, these strains are not killed off or suppressed by current anti-virals. Vaccines given prior to any sexual activity remains the best way to avoid the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Then not treated: If they are completely eradicated along with the partner the recurrence rate is very low. ...Read more
Same as girls: Men and women carry the same types of hpv. Hpv-6 and hpv-11 are the most common low risk types (low risk = risk of warts but low risk of cancer). Hpv-16 and hpv-18 are the most common high risk types (higher risk of cancer). It is recommended that boys get the hpv vaccine as well now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually, yes: Touching herpes sores (by toilet wiping or any other reason) usually is quite painful. However, most such pain is due to things other than herpes, such as a yeast infection. And some herpes outbreaks cause no symptoms at all. If you think you might have genital herpes or were exposed, see your doctor ASAP for exam and testing. The sooner the better, for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. ...Read more
Embarrassed of hpv warts? They went away but will they ever come back? I'm embarrassed to tell my bf about them although he knows that I have hpv.
When they are gone : Basically they are gone when they stay gone. Often one can under treat and the wart will come right back, or improve slightly. These otc freezing solutions are just not as helpful as the liquid nitrogen we use in the office. And in sensitive areas warts may require several visits to get a good cosmetic result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: The virus will always be in your system, but some people with herpes have no idea they have it because they never had a "flareup" or outbreak. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, then it decreases the severity and frequency of subsequent outbreaks, and some people never have an outbreak again. But the virus is still there. ...Read more
Yes, they stop: Genital warts typically stop recurring within a few months. Get each outbreak treated with medical advice, and they'll stop pretty soon. The HPV infection causing them will be cleared by your immune system. Genital warts are an inconvenience, but not a serious health problem. Hang in there! Also, if you haven't been vaccinated to prevent additional HPV infection, do it now. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Pap normal, hpv rna positive? Does this mean I'm going to get cancer and my hpv won't spontaneously regress?
Multiple reasons: Itching or irritation can be from many different issues. Moisture, shaving irritation, yeast infection, contact irritation from lotions, toilet tissue, pads/tampons, laundry detergent, etc... Can all cause vulvar irritation (the outside part). Try to see if there are any new exposures, visible rash, etc.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV & HSV2 are both contracted via skin contact. Why does HSV2 enter the bloodstream & HPV doesn't? Why does HPV go away eventually but HSV stay?
Germ behavior: First, HPV doesn't really go away, symptoms like warts can clear, but the germ usually goes into hibernation and can return later. It has a tissue preference to live on or near surfaces, not enter the blood. HSV can erupt on skin surfaces and enter the blood, it can also clear, hibernate and return. These are cousin germs, but they behave differently, that's just the way it is ...Read more