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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello, i had oral sex with a female about 7 monts ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   20, M, Store manager, , Single, no
Doctor :   ok
User :   shortly after i was sick and had a sinus infection and strep throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   then i realized i had two canker sores
Doctor :   ok
User :   and now about 5 months later from that, i have small white bumps on my lower lip
Doctor :   in the mouth isit
Doctor :   ok
User :   and small cluster of bumps (warts) on my fingers
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am worried about HPV
Doctor :   is the lesion painful?
Doctor :   what is the colour of the sores
User :   no, the cankers have been there all along and the new formations on my lip are only a few days old, they are small and white
Doctor :   ok
User :   none are painful
Doctor :   so how would u like us to help you
User :   i would like to know of what i have is most likely hpv
User :   i am getting tested for STI's but i am doubtful of those
Doctor :   did u have cheek bite
User :   my symptoms describe hpv
User :   no
Doctor :   anytime u got tested for STD's
User :   (as far as i can tell)
User :   what?
Doctor :   Sexual transmitted disease's
Doctor :   i mean
User :   yes, what about them?
Doctor :   Hpv ulcers will be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large
Doctor :   Sometimes HPV causes very tiny changes on the skin that can't be seen with the naked eye
Doctor :   When HPV lives in the skin without causing any warts or other skin changes, this is called latent HPV infection. Sub clinical and latent HPV infection are more common than visible genital warts.
Doctor :   there can be itching, pain or bleeding
User :   ok, i have small warts on my fingers, i have never in my life had warts, and they came at the same time as the small white bumps on my lower lip
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   only clinical examination followed by skin biopsy can tel the exact cause
User :   will they go away on their own? are they reoccurring? does hpv go dormant or "away" on its own as i have read?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   yes it will dormant
Doctor :   and reoccur
Doctor :   i suggest to consult dermatalogist
User :   ok
Doctor :   and get adequaetly
Doctor :   treated rather than wait
User :   are they easily treated?
User :   and go and stay away?
Doctor :   there is no cure
Doctor :   the infection often clears on its own
User :   so i will always have bumps and warts now
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if it doesnt go on its own
Doctor :   u got have it treated
User :   ok
Doctor :   Cryotherapy
Doctor :   Conization.
Doctor :   Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
Doctor :   these are treatment options
Doctor :   u have
User :   and do the persistent canker sores have to do with hpv and what should i do about those?
Doctor :   if itis hpv and infection persists
Doctor :   canker sores in mouth could be due to various causes
Doctor :   stress, fatigue, illness, injury from accidental biting, hormonal changes, menstruation, sudden weight loss, food allergies, the foaming agent in toothpaste , and deficiencies in vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid.[
User :   and if they have been there for 6+ months
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   these are the causes which cause
Doctor :   ulcer along with viral infection
Doctor :   if they dont resolve their own
Doctor :   u need to consult a dermatalogist
Doctor :   get treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   am i at risk for serious health problems if i have hpv
User :   ?
User :   no, i didnt see one
Doctor :   it can cause cancers
Doctor :   sometimes
User :   is it common?
Doctor :   then the problem will get worse
Doctor :   cancer are very rare
User :   ok, good
Doctor :   but they can occur if left untreated
User :   ok
User :   are there any medications (not cures) available for hpv in men?
Doctor :   There is no treatment for asymptomatic HPV infection. Instead, treat the health problems that are caused by the HPV virus.
User :   ok
User :   and do most insurances cover such procedures?
User :   or is it expensive?
User :   to me?
Doctor :   iam not aware of insurance policy procedure
User :   ok
Doctor :   we are based in india
Doctor :   bangalore
User :   i understand
Doctor :   kindly enquire from ur nearest policy agent for details
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u would like us to help you with
User :   yes
User :   one more thing
Doctor :   sure
User :   considering my symptoms, would you say i more likely had hpv or a std?
Doctor :   difficult to say without examination
Doctor :   only on clinical examination
Doctor :   i can tell you whether or not u have HPV
User :   ok, so if my std screening comes back all negative, then i probably have hpv
User :   right?
Doctor :   u can still have
Doctor :   until u get ur clinically examined
User :   ok
User :   thats all, thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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