topicLogo

Hpv

What is Hpv?

HPV is human papilloma virus which is transmitted sexually and most common STI.It causes genital lesions.It causes warts and cervical cancer.

- Written by

Questions and answers on "Hpv"

I have been diagnosed with HPV back in 2008. I have had no symptoms so far or cervical abnormalities. My Dr. has told me they have no way of knowing what type of the 100 types of HPV I have. For about 6 months now I've had peeling skin and itching on my left foot and a couple of nails are white. I thought this was athletes foot so I've used various medications but none of them helped. Can this be a symptom of HPV? I'm really hoping that I don't have any of the cancer causing ones and would actually be happy if this is the type of HPV I got.
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Peeling of skin and itching over your foot has no relation to your past HPV infection. Don't be anxious to know the sero-typing of the Wart virus as long as your PAPA smear remains normal.
The foot lesion could be due to contact dermatitis or due a fungal infection. Consult a...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
Hello, this is a question I have found most confusing. What is the actual difference between dyskariyosis and dysplasia? I was told upon having my smear test that I have low grade dyskariyosis and also high risk HPV. After having the colposcopy done, they took 2 biopsies of which came back CIN1 with no further treatment needed. No mention of HPV in my pathology report? Is this normal? They chose to use the 'watchful waiting' and referred me back in a years time. What are the chances of it progressing within the year? Is there more chance of it regressing even with high risk HPV? It's all so confusing. Thank you. Danielle
Hello Danielle,

I understand your concern. To answer your first question, the difference between dyskariosis and dysplasia can be comparable, somehow, to difference between quality and quantity, in that, dyskariosis basically means changes in the nucleus of the cells, whereas dysplasia is...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
Hi there. I had a baby boy 14 and a half weeks ago with a natural birth and have been breastfeeding him since. I have just had the results back for a Pap smear and they are normal but I have tested positive for HIGH RISK HPV. I am booked in for a copolscopy?? in a few weeks time. My questions are.. 1/ could I have passed this high risk HPV to my baby when he was born? 2/ can I pass it on to him by breastfeeding and should I stop? 3/ how contagious is this? Can I pass it on to him by kissing him on the mouth? My partner gave me oral sex a little while ago. 4/ I have had treatment before for abnormal smears about 5 years ago and have had normal ones since apart from one just before I got pregnant that said I had borderline changes but I did have thrush at the time, could that have been why then as my most recent one is normal? 5/ can my partner and I have sex again without reinfecting each other? I am 32 years old Thank you for your help
Brief Answer:
High risk HPV

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear XXXXXXX

Thanks for choosing healthcare magic for your query.

I have gone through your query and I understand your worry as you have recently become a mother.

I would like to give you few details about Human papilloma virus (HPV) and then I will...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
I just realized that Genital Warts are product of HPV. When i was 9 years old i had few Genital Warts (skin color), i had them on the hands too. I was a child, not sexual active or abused. Now im 27years. I dont have Genital Warts more than 17 years. Im making PAP test once a year (in the last 7 years), HPV was never detected. Is there any possibility that those Genital Warts were not product of HPV, or maybe there is some possibility that i have HPV even now?
Hi,
Thanks for using HCM.

The warts were due to HPV, but it may be a low risk non recurring type of virus and hence it healed and is now not detectable.
If you still want to get yourself tested further, a PCR test or a Cervista test is helpful for diagnosis.
Remember there are more than 100 types...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
I recently had a Pap smear and HPV test. Pap was negative and HPV was positive. HOwever, at the time I had sex within 24 hours...informed dr. of a possible yeast infection, urinary infection. Nothing was found. About two weeks later, I went to another dr. who did diagnose me with both yeast and urinary infection along with bacteria. Could this have interfered with my HPV testing?
hi, urinary infection or yeast does not affect your HPV test result. it may affect sometimes with your PAP smear result. reactive atypia may occurs due to heavy infection but as far as HPV testing is concern there is no chance of interfearance with urinary infection.
thanks for using health care...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
Hi,
I have been diagnosed with LSIL/CIN1 and tested positive for the HPV virus on my recent pap test. I have evidence of an epithelial (?) lesion. I am now on a waiting list for a colposcopy and possible biopsy.
I am freaking out, even though I know that these are relatively common results.

What are my chances that this will resolve itself without treatment, or am I likely to need treatment of some kind? My mum says they will almost definitely do the biospsy, seeing I have the LSIL lesion. What happens if it is a lesion, what are the chances that this will resolve itself without further treatment? I read that the chances of it turning out to be higher grade lesions that must have treatment are as high as 20%. Does this mean that it will most likely continue to be a problem throughout my life, as I have this HPV virus?

I am only 34. We were going to get pregnant for the first time in the next few months (that was the plan, anyway). Should I wait until after the biopsy now, or should we get on with it in case this develops into something worse and we can't have kids later? Would appreciate your advice.
Thank you. Anna
Hi,

Welcome to HCM.

Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion/Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 1 is mild cervical lesion but may progress to malignancy if it is associated with High risk Human papilloma virus type 16, 18, 31. I would suggest you wait for the biopsy result and then plan a...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
Hi, In January of this year I had a complete DaVinci Hysterectomy with removal of my ovaries as well due to severe endometriosis for many years. I recently had my annual pap test and my Dr. called today to say that they testing for HPV as well, because insurance allows it now and I tested positive for HPV. She said she is not concerned and that it is very common for more than 1 in 4 women to test positive for HPV since now they are testing everyone when they have their pap tests for HPV. Having had endometriosis for so long, it was very disruptive to a healthy sex life and since the hysterectomy, sex has been non existent. My husband had been unfaithful some years ago and we were both tested for STD's as well as other things, everything came back negative. I don't understand how I could have at this time tested positive for HPV. Could it have been dormant all these years and now that my organs have been removed due to the hysterectomy, these cells show up? I asked my husband if he has been unfaithful again, he says know, though I am not sure what to think. Is this something you hear often about HPV? My Dr. says there isn't anything I need to do, except come for routine pap tests. She says it is very rare that HPV can cause vaginal cancer and since I do not have a cervix, she says of course, there is not a need to worry about cervical cancer. I am not sure what to think. I am upset because it seems that HPV is not a good thing to have, though I have been reading that it is so common that most everyone who is sexually active gets HPV at some time in their lives. This doesn't seem good or normal to me, is it actually true? Thank you in advance for your answer. I apologize for the lengthy question and information given.
Brief Answer:
No worries for now

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

Without a cervix, since you had a total hysterectomy, you really need not bother. IN woman, the main manifestations of serious diseases caused by HPV are cervical cancer and the Vulva.

In your case, you really need...
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now »
View more

Health resources related to Hpv

Recent questions on Hpv

doctor1 MD

i took my 8 yr old daughter to the urgent care facility in town and originall the dr said she had HPV. after he left the room he came back in and told me she had molluscum dermatitis. i wanted to know how one can get it (MC)? and how can it be confused as HPV

doctor1 MD

My husband had a physical today and mentioned some white bumps around his anus to his doctor. I was thinking HPV, but the doctor said that is could be associated with his liver and that a blood test will help determine if there is a problem with his liver. I m having a hard time finding a link between the two online and potential courses of treatment. My husband is 30, active runner, does have apx 4 beers after work 4-5 days a week.

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and ovarian cancer (found tumors while removing cervix and uterous). I was told by my OB/GYN that the type of HPV strains that were found can still come back in other forms of cancer down the line. I am currently being treated via chemo (taxol/carboplatin). If the cancer is recurring, where?

doctor1 MD

hi I was wondering if you could tell me if I have hpv . I sweat a lot down there and went to the doc about a week ago. when i got there the condition went down a lot and he told me it could be a heat rash . however it came back again though, I did...

doctor1 MD

Hi, please need your help on this to get clarified. 1) I had protected intercourse with 4 sex workers. I didn't find any breakage in condom in all occasions. 2) I did kissing (not deep, not even with tongue) 3) fingered in the girls vagina (as far...

doctor1 MD

I have gerd, gastritis, endometrosis, HPV, ibs, parasitic infection, liver cysts, extreme anxiety, panic attacks, vertigo Vesibular migraines, spider angioma, petichea..
Help! Advise doctors for 4 years i have had treatment on all the above wih no end to any of it. would i be considered diasabled at all?

doctor1 MD

I have two white bumpy areas near the base of my tongue. I would like to determine if it is oral HPV . They are slightly raised and appear white compared to the rest of my tongue. I noticed them because I felt I had something in my throat. I also...

A Doctor will be with you shortly