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Suggest medication for HPV virus

I am a 33 year old female and have been diagnosed with the hpv virus in 2009. I was due for a pap smear this past february for follow up but have yet to do so. But the other day I used a douche for the first time in about 10 years as I had a strong odor during menustration the week before and when I removed the douche it had an orangey red discharge on some of the holes. So i rinsed it off and repeated the process but it came out again. Do you think this is something I should be concerned with since I have been diagnosed with hpv and the fact that my grandmother on my mom's side had hpv and died from vaginal cancer?
Wed, 1 Jul 2015
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Hi
Thanks for your query at HCM.
I understand your concern and situation.

I would like to tell you that you are too young to get genital cancer. It is usually seen after age of 45 years. In your case it seems to be part of menstruation. I see nothing to worry. But yes if you have the persistence of symptoms then you may go to gynaecologist for evaluation. Yes I suggest you to get PAP smears regularly done as you are high risk. You must also take the vaccination for HPV as prevention.

Hope I answered your query.
Best of health
Dr. Sheetal Verma
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Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Sheetal Verma's  Response
Hi
Thanks for your query at HCM.
I understand your concern and situation.

I would like to tell you that you are too young to get genital cancer. It is usually seen after age of 45 years. In your case it seems to be part of menstruation. I see nothing to worry. But yes if you have the persistence of symptoms then you may go to gynaecologist for evaluation. Yes I suggest you to get PAP smears regularly done as you are high risk. You must also take the vaccination for HPV as prevention.

Hope I answered your query.
Best of health
Dr. Sheetal Verma
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