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HPV symptom

HPV symptom can’t be detected be the naked eye in most cases, that is why many people are not aware they are infected by HPV. The prevalence of HPV infection involves about 50% of the sexually active population. In most cases the course of this infection is asymptomatic, and leads sometimes to the appearance of warts, more rarely – to precancerous or cancerous conditions on genital organs.

The occurrence of an HPV symptom probably depends directly on the immune system state. When immune defense of a person is weakened, the activity of HPV is not inhibited and the virus can develop more quickly and infect more cells. Healthy people rarely have HPV symptoms. One of the most effective treatments for HPV infection is to strengthen the immune system. And, if patients have no immunity for HPV, HPV-induced lesions may reoccur even if they were surgically removed.

HPV is highly contagious and can be transmitted by any skin contact with an infected person. Very often HPV infection is spread during intercourse and affects genital organs. Therefore HPV is considered as one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. A typical genital HPV symptom is the presence of skin growths on the penis, vulva, in the vagina or around the anus. These growths are called genital warts or condylomas.

Nowadays more than 100 HPV types have been identified. Infection with the majority of these types don't cause an HPV symptom. Some of the HPV types are very dangerous for women’s health because they are associated with cervical cancer. Therefore, it is very important to find out if a woman having some lesions of the cervix is infected by HPV. If she is HPV-positive, she is more likely to develop cancer and requires a closer follow-up.

HPV symptom is present rarely, or it is too small to be detected by visual inspection. In women HPV-associated lesions may occur on the cervix or inside the vagina. For these reasons, health care providers use special tests to detect HPV, like a Pap smear and the HPV DNA test. A Pap smear allows examination of cervical cells and helps to identify characteristic cell damage caused by HPV. HPV DNA test helps not only to find out if a person is infected, but also helps to determine which HPV type is present and better evaluate risk for cancer., HPV Natural Treatment, HPV Symptoms

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Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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