Human papillomavirus (HPV): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) commonly sexual transmitted infection (STI). It is different from HIV. It  is most common; it nearly attacks almost all sexually active men’s and women’s at some point in their lives. There are many types of HPV are there, some of them cause very dangerous health problems like genital warts and cancers. But against this infection, there are vaccines are also developed.

HPV Symptoms:

This infection usually does not cause any visible symptoms such as genital warts, other symptoms along with these are:

  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Irritation

hpv symptoms in men:

Genital warts may occur outside the penis, or on the scrotum, around the anus.

Men’s are not aware of these warts, even though they can see before warts can be identified by the doctor.

hpv symptoms in Women:

These warts may appear on the anus or on the vulva, cervix, and vagina

Women are not aware of these warts, even though they can see before warts can be identified by the doctor.

hpv transmission:

It is transmitted through skin to skin contact. You can easily get this virus by vaginal, anal, and oral sex with someone who is having the virus. It is the most commonly transmitted infection. Anyone, who is active sexually can get this infection. The person can develop this virus even after some years you have sex with someone who is having Human papillomavirus.

 hpv test:

The Human papillomavirus infection is very common, it will affect half of the people, who are sexually active. There are some hundred types of these infections.

Some of the Human papillomavirus are associated with cancer, many people with this virus and the symptoms can clear without any treatment.

The doctor can diagnose this infection by visual inspection. Women infected with the type of this virus can cause cancer, if the pap test results are abnormal.

The another test is done to diagnose this infection is by performing DNA test of the pap sample.

hpv Treatment:

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) for genital warts:

It is the procedure used with a low-voltage electrified wire to remove genital warts by heating the margin of the area to be removed. A local anesthesia is given to numb the area.

Recovery depends on and the number of warts removed, most of the people will do a routine in very short time after the surgery. Seek medical emergency if the following symptoms are seen in the patient. They are

  • A fever
  • Bleeding
  • Severe pain

Avoid sexual intercourse until the treated area heals and the soreness is gone.

Bleeding is most common side effect bleeding. This infection also can be treated with antibiotics.

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