Papillomavirus

What is Papillomavirus?

A genus of viruses (family Papovaviridae) containing double-stranded circular DNA (MW 5 × 106), having virions about 55 nm in diameter, and including the papilloma and wart viruses of humans and other animals, some of which are associated with induction of carcinoma. More than 70 types are known to infect humans and are differentiated by DNA homology.

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I recently had a pap smear that came back ASC H. I had a colposcopy last week with the following results:
Part A: CERVIX, 5:00, BIOPSY:
LOW-GRADE SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION (CIN
1). KOILOCYTOSIS CONSISTENT WITH HUMAN
PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) EFFECT. TRANSFORMATION
ZONE IDENTIFIED. NEGATIVE FOR HIGH GRADE
DYSPLASIA AND MALIGNANCY
Part B: CERVIX, 7:00, BIOPSY:
LOW-GRADE SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION (CIN
1). KOILOCYTOSIS CONSISTENT WITH HUMAN
PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) EFFECT. TRANSFORMATION
ZONE IDENTIFIED. NEGATIVE FOR HIGH GRADE
DYSPLASIA AND MALIGNANCY
Part C: CERVIX, 12:00, BIOPSY:
FRAGMENTS OF ENDOCERVICAL GLANDS, SQUAMOUS
MUCOSA, MUCUS AND BLOOD. NEGATIVE FOR
DYSPLASIA, VIRAL EFFECT, AND MALIGNANCY.
Part D: ENDOCERVIX, CURETTINGS:
BENIGN ENDOCERVICAL TISSUE. TRANSFORMATION
ZONE NOT REPRESENTED. NEGATIVE FOR DYSPLASIA,
VIRAL EFFECT, AND MALIGNANCY. PROLIFERATIVE
PHASE ENDOMETRIUM, NEGATIVE FOR HYPERPLASIA
AND/OR MALIGNANCY.
COMMENT: The above findings may account for the atypia seen on the recent pap smear. Continue follow up as clinically indicated.

What is your professional opinion of next steps?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Annual screening is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Your cervix shows a low grade CIN-I lesion. This is a minor cytologic abnormality. It is a premalignant condition of cervix.
Usually no active treatment is needed for such low grade...

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Female, 49 years old. 11/29/10 went to doctor with symptoms of appendicitis. Blood work showed WBC 18.6%, Neutrophils 86.4%, Lymphocytes 8.2% Neutrophil Absolute 16.1%. Results of a CAT scan showed that the appendix had begun to “harden.” At this point I made the choice to treat with an antibiotic—blood work on 12/1/10 showed all levels within normal range. The test for pancreatitis was negative.
1/3/11 following doctor’s direction, went straight to the ER with symptoms of appendicitis. CAT scan and blood work showed everything to be within normal ranges. The ER doctors said if I had come to the ER on 11/29 he would have removed my appendix.
The CAT scan done on 11/29/10 showed a small kidney stone in my left kidney and a small cyst on my right ovary.
Pap smear on 7/8/11 resulted with a diagnosis of ASCUS. I feel like a train wreck—haven’t felt like myself since the beginning of November 2010. Very tired, low energy, and have constant “feeling” on my right side level with my bellybutton. This feeling is about a 1 or 2 on the pain scale most of the time, but occasionally gets to a 3 or 4. Every time I bend over I feel like I have been pinched on this spot.
I appreciate your input. While I feel my family physician, who I will see in two days, has been a good care giver. I feel that I need to say more than “I just know something isn’t right.”

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

You have two issues.

1. PAP Smear - suggestive of ASCUS
An ASCUS pap smear result is considered to be mildly abnormal. This is the most common type of abnormal Pap smear. ASCUS stands for Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance, and basically means there...

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I had a pelvic exam a few months ago, along with a Pap smear. Everything OK. But now I have red flesh (looks like liver) coming from the inside of my vagina. Used to bleed a small amount, and there was pain in intercourse.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting the query.

Inter-menstrual bleeding or contact bleeding should not be taken lightly.

It can be due to cervical erosion.

''Red flesh looking like liver '' can be prolapse of bladder or rectum or can be a cervical polyp with descent of cervix.

I would suggest you to get...

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I vomited yellow liquid last night and had a stomacache all night. There is nothing I ate that could have caused it. I had a healthy fresh meal last night and fresh breakfast in the morning. I spent my day playing beach volleyball, swimming in the ocean and relaxing after. My digestive system is normally very healthy and I rarely have stomach problems. It happened to me in the past to vomit liquid, but only after a few normal (food) vomitting sesions. Never liquid first. What could it be? Should I worry?
I was recently diagnosed with HPV. Might this be related?

doctor1 MD

Dear Jankowska,

Thanks for your query.

1. The most common cause for this is bile reflux, mostly with acid reflux, especially since you are confident that you did not eat anything that may have caused it.

2. May I know the taste in your mouth after vomiting? Was it bitter? Was there any change in...

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Hi! I was washing my face yesterday and notices a brown spot on my eyelid. It's located on the inner part of the lid, very near to the crease. What could this be? I am a 36-year old, healthy female.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Please provide some more info regarding your problem, like :

1.When did you notice the spot?
2.How big is it?
3.Any itching,visual problems,pain etc?
4.Just a single spot or multiple?
5.Ever noticed similar lesions before?
6.Do you work out in the sun,in any toxic...

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hi my name is XXXXXXX i am from kashmir i had one abortion at the age of 20 now i am 23 years old i am unmarried i had sex with my boyfriend sometimes (2 to 3 time in a month) we usually had sex in dogy style but i bleed immediately few(1 or 2 drop) drops in this position. now tell me is it normal to bleed in this style. sud i stop intercourse for few month or till marriage... or is there any remedy for this ?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

First,I must say that having sex in the doggy style should not cause bleeding at all.Bleeding after sex is not normal.
If there abnormal bleeding like this,then the first thing that needs to be done is a pelvic examination.The examination is to rule out any...

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Hi,
I have a small bump on my fingertip that resulted from a cut. It doesn't seem to go away. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.

The small bump on the fingertip after a cut can be a chronic granuloma - appears either due to chronic infection or due to some foreign body inside or XXXXXXX lodgement of epithelial tissue inside. You need to rule out the infection inside. If there is any...

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Hi Doc, there has been a month or more since i started seeing some red spots on the head of my penis, a little bit of itching sometimes but no other symptoms, but my girlfriend feels a very uncomfortable pain when i start putting my penis into her vagina. She was examined by gynecologist and had test papanikolaou and everything was normal . Does she needs any more examinations? Or test papanikolaou with the gynecolost examination is sufficient?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

The lesions you have make me suspicious of genital herpes in you caused by Virus called Herpes genitalis which is a communicable and is a sexually transmitted infection which could be the same in your partner too hence she has uncomfortable feeling during the...

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I think I am spotting It was very small amount, I am 66 so I guess I need to call theDr.? age 66, height 5',Weight is about 200 lbs have started weight watchersabout 2 weeks ago. My Dad had prostate cancer. o cancer in immediate family other than that.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for the query.

As the description provided by you is incomplete, I would like to know a few more things which will help me in advising you better:
1.May I know the duration of the bleeding?
2.May I know the amount in volume or pads utilized and the colour of the bleed? Is this reddish...

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Bladder issues: leaking pee and a burning sensation during peeing. Dear reader, I am a 17 year old girl experiencing some bladder issues lately. My problems started about 1 1/2 month ago: I noticed I had to go to the toilet a lot, and I also noticed a burning sensation during peeing. I had to change panties quite often as I would find that they got really wet (not because i was aroused, I think it was sticky discharge combined with pee, because it was yellow colored). Also, when I have sex, I constantly have the feeling i have to pee (but that might also be because of the position). Around the time these symptoms occurred I also felt a slightly painful and uncomfortable feeling during sex. I thought I had a bladder infection, but when I tested for that the results came back negative. THen I went to the doctor, who couldn t think of anything else besides a possible yeast infection or STD. I got tested for both, but yet again the results came back negative. The symptoms went away for about a month, however the past few days I noticed that I ve started leaking again. It has come to the point where I have to change panties at least 3 times a day. I noticed that the fluid is very clear and that it is pee. I also feel a burning sensation during peeing and sometimes even when I am just sitting I can just feel some pee leaking out of me. Some extra useful information: -I have been sexually active for some less than 2 years now, have had the same partner all along, never contracted an STD. -Me and my boyfriend have sex without a condom, however I am using birth control pills (have been using then since the start of me becoming sexually active, so almost 2 years now) -Have had a yeast infection a few months ago, had it treated by putting a ball of cream (forgot the name of the thing) inside my vagina for three nights. -I have had a lot of problems with bleeding during intercourse. It started around the 5th time I had sex, and lasted for about 1.5 years. (However, there was a period during the summer of 2011 that I didn t bleed for 2 or 3 months). For the past few months I have not bled, which might have been a result of me changing my birth control pills. -The doctor performed a pap smear on me in April 2011, because of the problems I had with bleeding during sex. the result: I have pap-2 and do have the HPV virus. I am scheduled to undergo another pap smear in November, to see if it has gotten worse or better. -I do perform kegel exercises on a regular basis, and have been doing so even before I started to become sexually active. I do not think that my muscles are the problem. -I did a pregnancy test last month. The result was that I am not pregnant. Thank you for taking the time to try and help me with my problems, I really appreciate it. Also, I would like to note that I live in the Netherlands and English is not my mother tongue. I apologize for any mistakes or unclear explanations, I have tied to state everything as clearly as I could, however I found it a bit difficult. best regards, Roxanne

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I have been seeing a girl 9 months....early on, I would develop a moist, foul smelling rash where I did t remove all of her Vaginal secretions weren't immediately removed....now I have a one inch line of raised, tough skin where the rash usually occurred.....freaking myself out reading about genital warts

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Hi, i recently got married in the month of april, i have started getting cracks on the upper part of the skin covering the red head of my penis, there also is some extra skin growth type (may be warts) on the lower side of the penis head which has increased from 1 to 3, now i can see one on my wife's private part too, please advise. Age-35, Height-175cm, Weight-81, Family History has Sugar in family (Diabetes), please advice as m too worried.

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hi, im 22 years old male, 5'6'', 165 lbs. My medical history is good. i dont have any health problems. im not allergic to anything i know of. i do smoke about 10 ciggerettes a day. i recently found a small cluster smaller than a dime in diameter of coliflower like bumps on my genitals just under my shaft on the sac connecting to the shaft of my penis. my concern is that i have genital warts or a type of hpv. is this a serious problem i have at hand? will these bumps go away? is there a medication to prevent bumps like this in the future? my partner has no idea of my situation and im afraid of rejection by her. is this a normal feeling if i do have a serious issue? how will this affect my sex life? please help im very concerned and thank you.

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