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.

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I had cervical biopsy and was told had mildly abnormal cells. Also told that I have HPV but not sure how that test was done, or if they are simply basing that on the finding of abnormal cells. I was told I did not immediately need another procedure but to come back in six months for another Pap smear. I have been married for twenty two years and do not believe that either of us has been unfaithful. Is there some other way that I could have HPV? Should I ask for a separate HPV test?
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Ask for HPV test

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Calm down.
You have undergone cervical biopsy and have been advised to come back after 6 months is sufficient to understand that there is nothing serious about this.

This is not the question of being unfaithful. There are many ways by which you...
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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.
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...
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my wife said she tested positive for hpv, the doctor told her there are no false positives only negitives . we have been married for 32 years and I have not had sex with anyone during that time, and she has never had another partner. I was married before and did have sex with other women before my current wife. First of all can there be a false positive test and can the HPV lay dorment for 32 years?
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Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr kakkar. I have gone through your query and i have understood it.

Yes, HPV can remain undetected for years. It is very unlikely that there would be false positives

I would like to gather more information from you in...
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Hello, I am a female about ready to have my first sexual experience with another female. My friend is deeply anxious however, as she is convinced she has low risk HPV even though all HPV tests have come back negative for 3 years. A pap she had 3 years ago came back with abnormal cells. I've tried to tell her this is very common and does not mean she is absolutely carrying HPV. She struggles with anxiety, however, as I do, and this one really has her scared for my safety. I think it is unwarranted, but I am willing to take as many precautionary measures as possible (e.g. no oral sex, no sharing of toys, etc) to ease her concerns. Am I correct in thinking that if we wear nitrile gloves and do not immediately touch our own genitals with the same gloves as we have touched each other we will be safe? We are all about safe sex. I will forward your answer to her. Thank you
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Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

Pap testing is done routinely to look for abnormal cells/cell changes caused by High risk HPV types e.g Type 16 and type 18. Low-risk HPVs, which do not cause cancer (but can cause skin warts on or around the genitals...
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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...
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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
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High risk HPV

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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...
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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.
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