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Diagnosed with HPV (Human papilloma virus)

I am 37 years old and have just being told i have HPV. My question is i have been with my husband since i was 16 and have never had sex with another person so my question is how have i contracted it.
Does it mean he has cheated on me or is it contracted other was as im really worried
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

Wart which is painless and itching are the classical of Wart which is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection can be transmitted to the partner as this is a sexually transmitted disease.

This should be diagnosed by physical examination and confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

The treatment for this condition includes

Cryotherapy- which should be done in the hospital.
or
Local application of 0.5% solution of podophyllin, which should be applied twice daily for 3 days and nothing should be applied for next 4 days (7 days cycle). This cycle should be continued for 4 weeks.
or
Local application of 5% Imiquimod cream for 3 times in a week for 16 weeks (4 months).

For fungal infection you can use topical clotrimazole cream over the lesion. If it is not improving you need to undergo lab investigations like KOH mount.
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Diagnosed with HPV (Human papilloma virus)

Hello, Welcome to HCM, Wart which is painless and itching are the classical of Wart which is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection can be transmitted to the partner as this is a sexually transmitted disease. This should be diagnosed by physical examination and confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The treatment for this condition includes Cryotherapy- which should be done in the hospital. or Local application of 0.5% solution of podophyllin, which should be applied twice daily for 3 days and nothing should be applied for next 4 days (7 days cycle). This cycle should be continued for 4 weeks. or Local application of 5% Imiquimod cream for 3 times in a week for 16 weeks (4 months). For fungal infection you can use topical clotrimazole cream over the lesion. If it is not improving you need to undergo lab investigations like KOH mount. Thank you